We're not big fans of omelette! In fact it's a bit of a standing joke that if Glen makes any unsavoury comments about my sometimes ‘interesting' kitchen creations he is curtly told he can always have an omelette instead which always results in my ‘thing' being eaten, whatever it may be!
So when I came across a recipe for a Frittata I was a bit hesitant as it did look like an omelette, but it seemed simple and sounded really tasty so I decided to give it a whirl.
I was not disappointed and neither were Glen or Benjamin, both my boys wolfed it down and would have happily eaten more if there was any left!
It's a really versatile dish once you have the basics so if you're anything like me and love experimenting with different ingredients this is a simple recipe that you can play around with until your heart (and belly) is content!
Here's what you need
7 bacon rashers
1 medium red bell pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil
1tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup full fat cream
1/4 cup grated parmesan
4oz fresh mozzarella
2oz goat’s/feta cheese
2 tbsp fresh parsley
And here's how you create it
Preheat oven to 180c
Chop bacon, pepper, mushrooms and basil
Heat olive oil in pan
Add bacon, cook until it starts turning brown
Add pepper, stir and cook until soft
Meanwhile: whisk eggs, cream, parmesan and ground pepper together
Add mushrooms to the bacon and pepper and leave to soak up the fat
Chop the mozzarella
Add basil to the top of the pan and leave to steam
Sprinkle mozzarella on top
Add egg mixture to pan and mix slowly ensuring it is distributed evenly
Grate goat’s/feta cheese over the top of the frittata
Put in oven for 6-8 minutes
Turn grill on and leave for a further 4-6 minutes
Remove from oven and leave to rest for approx 45 seconds
Serve with a parsley garnish and a huge salad or veggies (don't forget the salad dressing or butter)
And voila! There you have it! Frittata! A simple, yummy, healthy, clean meal you could eat for breakfast, lunch or tea or all three if you wish!
It kind of reminded me of a quiche without the pastry crust and it is definitely far enough out of omelette territory for us!
I can't wait to make it again and mix the ingredients up.
Don't forget to leave us a comment when you try this, we'd love to know what creations you come up with 🙂