You are in a rush but need a quick healthy meal? The Fritatta is for you! You can make so many different Fritatta’s -from vegetable, cheese, ham, salmon, tomato and cheese, ….the list goes on!
The word “frittata,” which derives from the Italian verb “friggere,” or “to fry,” connotes the simplicity and pleasures of cucina povera—the “humble cuisine” that most of us innately love. Egg is the main ingredient. With its high protein and mineral content, easy availability and low cost, eggs are an essential part of the diet almost everywhere in the world.
What is the difference between a Fritatta and an omelette? – click the paragraph above to find out!
As long as you have eggs and milk in the kitchen (and who doesn’t?!) you have the base of the recipe.
You can have some carbohydrates with it by making it with potatoes or even noodles! Click here for some great recipes for inspiration…
here is my recipe!
1 potato (sweet or jersey)
Tin of tuna
Frozen vegetables (70g)
5 tablespoons milk
Grated cheese (cheddar or parmesan, amount depends on you)
To make this a G-free, D-free recipe, use rice/soy/almond milk and ‘Sheesh’ or Lactose free cheese (if you can tolerate)
- Drain Tuna
- Beat 2 eggs (or egg whites) with milk, salt & pepper and a handful of grated cheese
- Cook (microwave or hob) frozen vegetables
- Boil potatoes until tender
- Drain and slice potatoes
- Oil a baking dish or pan
- Place sliced potatoes across bottom of dish or pan
- Scatter over the cooked vegetables
- Poor over the egg/milk/cheese mixture
- Place in pre-heated oven or on hob and let cook for 10mins
- Sprinkle some more cheese on top and let cook for another 10 mins – time depends on hob or oven and what temperature.