How to Make a Frittata

A frittata, I suppose could be described as a quiche without a crust.  Or if you like, a sort of a cold omelette with stuff in it, although having said that, you can eat it hot too (who makes up these rules anyway?)

I'm not really selling this am I?  

Seriously - theyre tasty, hot or cold and great for dieters because of the complete lack of naughty pastry.  You can make them any size you desire (or are able) and can put in them, within reason, anything you fancy, and they are excellent for lunches and picnics.

You can bake them in the oven like a quiche, or make them in  a pan then finish off under the grill - a bit like a Spanish omelette but without shuggling the egg around while it cooks, and probably a lot more veg than you'd add to an omelette.

Quite often they are made large, left to cool and then cut into square pieces or wedges. 

But what is also nice is to make a small one in a pan for one like I have done below, or to make mini frittatas in muffin tin.  A little cube of cheese is easier to deal with in making these than trying to sprinkle grated sheese on top.  I have no photo because I've never been able to make them without them sticking to the sides of the muffin tray.

Here's me making a delicious fresh salmon frittata

This is a frittata for one, and I'm making it up as I go in a tiny frying pan made for a single fried egg.

Try ir for yourself using whatever you have to hand.

For instance, cooked meat, bacon, tuna, tomato slices, onions, peas, sweet peppers, cooked potato, cooked, or grated raw carrot, seeds, green beans, spinach, mushrooms....

And it always tastes better with cheese

There didn't seem to be any point in dicing it first, as fish falls into flakes easily once cooked

Just a quarter of an onion is probably enough, especially with that big chunk of fish

So I chopped it and added it to the pan

Then flaked the fish once it was cooked

Then added some frozen peas for the last few minutes

Normally I might have 2 eggs for a decent meal, but with the salmon as well, one egg should be just right

Lightly beating the egg with a fork until the yolk and while are combined

Once the peas were well deforsted, whihc only takes a few minutes, I poured the egg into the pan

Keep it over a low heat until it is aboput half cooked

Then add some grated cheese

The cheese may sink a little into the uncooked egg, but that's OK

Pop it under the grill..

 .... until it is bubbling deliciously

I ate mine with pitta bread.  There's well enough vegetables there, but if you like, it would be nice served also with a salad

Tasty and nutritious!



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