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    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    What's For Lunch - Frittata Today

    Funny when we are on the boat, a lot of trouble normally goes into lunch prep.
    At home, it tends to be a sandwich. Maybe more to do with being busy on land.
    Actually as I was busy at home I didn't want to go out and buy fresh bread so I decided to make a Frittata.
    I loved the potato and pea combination in last night's dinner and there was some of each in the pantry/freezer.
    Some excellent FRENZ Organic Free Range Eggs, a red onion and some olive oil and Bob's your Uncle.

    Quick and tasty, we ate it all

    5 eggs
    1 red onion chopped

    New potatoes cooked in salted water, till just fork tender ( as many as you like)

    1 cup frozen peas quickly defrosted in the micro wave
    1/2 cup Olive oil
     
    Pre-heat oven 195C
    Cover the bottom of a pan (that can go into the oven) with about the olive oil
    Heat the oil, so that when you put the potaoes in they sizzle.

    Meanwhile chop the potatoes into rounds
    Add to oil and fry till golden brown.

    Strain in a sieve and reserve oil
    Add 1 tablespoon of reserved oil and
    Add onions
    Season
    Saute till tender
    Meanwhile beat eggs in bowl
    Season with Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Add onions, potatoes and defrosted peas into eggs

    Add another tablespoon of reserved oil into pan
    Throw in egg mix

    Cook for about a minute to get that frilly edge
    Pop into oven

    Cook for about 8 minutes or until a knife comes out clean

    Remove from pan
    Let rest for about 5 minutes
    Turn out and cut into wedges.
    Good warm and also at room temperature.
    Think I will make one for Dale and Pete, who are sailing the boat up to Whangaroa tomorrow.
    Will make an easy and tasty lunch.
    A few leaves of chopped mint would be a nice addition.

    Of course for a healthier option, don't fry the potatoes.
    I have done that but the flavour of the fried potatoes is really, really good!
    Of course it will serve 4 with a salad and maybe some crusty bread.
    Anyhow great.

    2 comments:

    Asha said...

    YUM!! I make it with just grated Potatoes, adding peas is a great idea. Looks delicious Gilli.

    So Simple said...

    Asha
    Made another this morning for the sailors. They are taking the boat up north...it will take them about 24 hours.
    I am driving up take me about 4 hours.