Today I found myself with next to no food in the house and a rumbling tummy wanting some lunch. Luckily I had enough things to scrape together one of my fallback recipes - frittata - and I thought I'd share it with you!
These are quick and easy to make, full of protein and veggies and you can basically bung in whatever you have to hand. Here's what went into mine...
Dash of oil for cooking
1 smallish onion
Half a courgette (zucchini for the Americans!)
Half a large red pepper
About 5 or 6 cherry tomatoes
Three large broccoli florets
2 medium free range eggs
Splash of milk (optional)
Salt and pepper
Dried mixed herbs (optional)
Serves 1-2, depending on hunger levels!
Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Go ahead and preheat the oven to gas mark 6 or 7 / around 200C (sorry I can't be more precise - my oven temperature is whack).
Chop all the vegetables into small pieces and stir fry for a few minutes until almost tender. Season with salt, pepper and a little pinch of mixed herbs if you like.
Crack the eggs into a cup or bowl and beat lightly. Add a splash of milk (dairy or non dairy of your choice) and whisk into the eggs. I do this to add a bit more volume, without having to use another egg.
Take two ramekins (or one oven safe bowl, whatever you have) and empty the cooked vegetables into them. Pour the eggs over the vegetables and jiggle about a bit, to make sure it sinks down into all the little gaps.
Pop into the oven and bake for about twenty minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the eggs are cooked through - stick a knife or skewer into the middle and, if it comes out clean, you are good to go.
Try not to over-bake, as the eggs can go a bit rubbery otherwise.
Turn out your frittata onto a plate and serve with whatever you like - I had mine with a baked potato and baby kale salad. Yum!
You can add whatever veggies you have lying around: leek is nice and gives a lovely, delicate flavour, you could grate some carrot, or chopped mushrooms if you like those disgusting, evil fungi, or add grated cheese...Whatever floats your boat!
For a quick and easy main meal, just double up the quantities and use a bigger baking dish.
I hope you enjoy the recipe - let me know if you try it out!
What is your go-to quick and easy meal?
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