Meat Free Monday – Frittata for Friends

The Easter holidays are here at last so it seems right that this week’s recipe should be egg based and Springy! Frittatas can be eaten hot or cold or in between and make fabulous family picnic food. We have friends coming for lunch today and I don’t want to be a slave to my cooker so we are having it in cold wedges with bread fresh from the bread maker and a selection of salads. It will be followed by rhubarb crumble and a jug of custard as our rhubarb is romping away!

Ingredients (Serves 7)

14 eggs, whisked

1 onion, finely chopped and fried in olive oil until lightly browned

350g new potatoes, chopped into bite size pieces and cooked until just tender, pop into a bowl of cold water to stop them cooking

150g frozen or fresh peas, cooked and refreshed under the cold tap

a handful of chopped fresh herbs (I used chives and mint from the garden)

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

freshly ground black pepper to taste

a pinch of salt


1. Add chopped herbs, black pepper, salt and chopped garlic to the beaten eggs and mix in thoroughly

2. Ladle a third of the egg mixture into a lightly oiled non- stick frying pan with an oven proof handle.

3. Add one third of the potatoes, onions and peas and spread evenly.

4. Cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes until the bottom is cooked and the top is thinking about it. Pop it under the grill for a further 5 minutes until set throughout.(Poke a knife in to check it is set in the middle.)

5. Remove carefully from the oven (that handle is Hot, hot, hot as Big Cook would annoyingly say!), turn out onto a plate.

6. Repeat twice more with the rest of the mixture. I use a 20cm pan for this and thirds fit in perfectly!

7. Serve immediately, in ten minutes time or pop it in the Tupperware when it has cooled and head off to the river/beach/forest/park/mountain for a picnic!


Filed under Chris Cooks, Meat Free Monday, Quick Cooks, Vegetarian

13 responses to “Meat Free Monday – Frittata for Friends

  1. Sounds yummy! I’m a bit confused though, not difficult I know, you’ve only used a third each of the egg mixture & the potatoes? What did you do with the rest? Did I miss something?

  2. mmmm, yummy. I will definitely be trying that one out. thanks

  3. My kids are weird – they like frittata, they like pies (those things held together with pastry) but won’t let quiche pass their lips.

    Go figure.

  4. That looks Devine! Will give it a go tomorrow I think, perfect light summery fair:) thanku x

  5. That landscape photo looks familiar…

  6. Oh, last year I made something similar with the addition of asparagus and feta – delicious. It’s on my list for this week.

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