Spinach and pea frittata


Spinach and pea frittata

Frittata is the Italian variant of the French omelette. It is usually cooked over a low heat until the underside is set but the top is still runny. It is then quickly grilled to set the top layer.

Frittata can be simply cooked in the oven, 180° C roast for about 25 minutes, until the eggs are set. This is my preferred effortless way of cooking frittata. All you need is a good, heavy non-stick oven-proof dish!

2 servings

2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves

1 small onion, thinly sliced

A handful of frozen peas

1 clove garlic, minced

4 large eggs

Olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180° C roast.

Warm 1 tbsp. olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic for about 3 minutes until softened. Add the spinach and frozen peas and cook for 2- 3 minutes until the spinach is wilted and until any moisture released by the spinach has evaporated.

Lightly oil a non-stick oven-proof dish with olive oil. Place the vegetables evenly in the bottom of the dish. In a bowl, beat the eggs with some black pepper. Pour over the vegetables and transfer the dish to the oven. Cook for about 25 minutes until the eggs are set.

Serve with a green side salad and some good whole wheat bread for a balanced light lunch.


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