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Quick and easy, fresh and feisty frittata

By Jen G on 28th Jul, 2014

Quick and easy, fresh and feisty frittata

Method

  1. First preheat your fan oven to 150 deg C (or 160 conventional).
  2. First wash all your vegetables.
  3. Now take the wee nobbly bit off the top of the green beans, you can leave the tail on, it's perfectly edible.
  4. Cut the green beans into pieces about an inch long.
  5. Dice the pepper nice and small.
  6. Slice the spring onions and leek nice and fine, as fine as you can manage.
  7. Quarter the cherry tomatoes.
  8. Heat a good non stick frying pan on medium for a minute or so then add in a dash of olive oil and tilt to coat the pan in the hot oil.
  9. Add in the chopped vegetables, except the tomatoes and cook gently, stirring often til all the veggies are soft but not browned. Cover the pan with a lid if you have one that fits to keep steam in and speed the process. Should take around 8-10 minutes. 
  10. Sprinkle the chinese five spice over the vegetables and stir for one minute more.
  11. While thats happening grate the cheese and crack the eggs into a bowl and season well with salt and pepper and beat up with a fork. I like to leave mine a little streaky so in the finished dish you have definition between white and yol and a rippled affect, but that's up to you!
  12. Now the veg is all soft add in the eggs and stir to distribute evenly. While still very runny pop the grated cheese on top in a sprinkle and place in the oven.
  13. You want to remove the fritatta while it is still slightly custardy in the centre, almost set but but completely. About 6-8 minutes.
  14. Leave to settle in the pan for 3 or 4 minutes, resisting the urge to prod and poke.
  15. Now place a plate or serving dish over the top of the pan and turn the whole lot topsy turvy upside down to release the fritatta.
  16. Enjoy with a fresh crisp salad.

Recipe Notes

  • Serves two as a main couse or 4 as a starter or light lunch.
  • You could use cumin in place of the five spice.
  • You could also add virtually anything, bacon or ham, fresh herbs, courgettes and peas are some favourites.
  • Try a new egg like duck or turkey!
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