My version used very simple ingredients - eggs, cooked potato, shallot, cheese, parsley. To bulk-up the meal a bit I also decided to server the Frittata with a salad and some fried Clonakilty White Pudding, some slices of which we had in the freezer, left over from a previous occasion.
In true Marksvegplot style I didn't follow a recipe for this, I just used the general guidance from recipes seen on a number of websites I had visited in order to research the subject. Anyway, this was my method:
- Heat the grill (broiler) on the oven
- Mix 3 eggs in a large bowl with a thinly-sliced shallot and some diced cheese (I used about 25g of firm blue cheese), and about 2 Tbsps cold milk.
- Heat a small amount of oil in a suitable frying-pan or skillet
- Pour into the heated pan about one-third of the egg mixture, and immediately add the sliced cooked potato, quickly arranging it in roughly horizontal layers.
- Cook for about a minute or so - until the egg is beginning to set.
- Add the remainder of the egg mixture, and scatter the parsley on top of it.
- Transfer the pan to the grill.
- Cook for another 3 - 5 minutes - until the egg is set and the top of the Frittata is golden brown - like this:
- Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for a minute or two.
- Invert the pan over a large plate and tip out the Frittata (did I mention you ought to use a non-stick pan?)
- Then you have this:
Frittata can be served hot, cold or tepid. I decided that ours would be the latter, so I left it about half an hour before serving. A few minutes before we wanted to eat I fried the White Pudding briefly in some oil, (about one minute per side is enough). I forgot to take any photos of the finished meal, but here is what the Frittata looked like just before adding the White Pudding:
To be honest, I think it was slightly on the runny side. It would have benefitted from another minute of cooking time. If I cook this again I'll bear that in mind. And here's our salad - lettuce, endive, radicchio and cherry tomatoes.
I was pleased with the result. Certainly a quick and easy dish with a very good Effort-to-Results ratio! One to add to my repertoire.