End of the vegetable box simple supper - Frittata
The other night I entertained a couple of friends unexpectedly.
We had planned on heading out to the movies, but in typical Jen fashion I got all my days and dates mixed up, and we were in the wrong place at the wrong time, so supper at mine it was.
The cupboard was looking a little bare but no despair! I had the remnants of my vegetable box to plunder and six nice eggs from the farmers market.
Fritatta was on the cards.
Frittata is of Italian origin and means something roughly along the lines of egg cake.
If you do it right, like in my recipe here then it's a silky, creamy, custardy eggy wonder.
If you do it wrong ie: too much heat, not enough egg or veg, then its a sad, grey hockey puck of egg on your face.
You can add pretty much anything to one, no veg would be unsuitable. There's even a version out there involving salted crisps I believe, which sounds too good to be true.
I had three cute small peppers, one mean leak that wouldn't amount to much, a bunch of spring onions, half a dozen cherry tomatoes and a handful of green beans. Add some of my emergency cheese stash (red leicester in this case) and what came back was a lovely light supper for three, all served up with some new potatoes and a few rocket leaves.
Have this little dish tucked away in your culinary black book, and you'll never stand looking forlornly at an old courgette, some tomatoes and a piece of feta ever again! You will be able to make up a festive frittata in no time. Clever lot the Italians, got fast food nailed long before burger ever met bun. Go whip one up now!