Tonight: take two on this recipe. We tried it last week and it needed some tweaking, namely that I required a muffin tin which was ACTUALLY non-stick in practice, not just in name. Post-frittatas mark 1, the tray lay around the kitchen for a couple of days in various stages of soaking. Nothing could shift the cooked on egg.
Don’t let this put you off though! Tom bought a new Prestige muffin tin for tonight’s dinner and the frittatas just popped out. Make sure you add plenty of filling – they can take it and taste better for it.
We had friends round for tea and it was perfect for that: the children can each create their own frittatas. They also take only ten minutes to cook. The chocolate fondue pudding brought by Helen made this a pretty spectacular Tuesday night tea.
Our visitors leave and I suddenly realise my sore throat has progressed to painful proportions. I wipe the kids faces vigorously to remove the smeared chocolate, then tell them to put their pyjamas on without me because I’m ill and need to lie on the sofa.
Daisy kicks into nurse-mode and decides I need a drink; Ollie is impersonating a chimp, making unbearably high-pitched screeching noises. It sounds like Lord of the Flies in the kitchen. I shut my eyes as Daisy appears with a tottering tray of drinks, each with a colourful straw. Drinks are not allowed in here since the new sofas, but I have no fight left in me.
“Come on chimp!” Calls Daisy. He arrives on all fours, “Yes Rosemary.” He says in a deep voice. (How do they come up with these role plays?!) We drink our drinks in silence and I will Tom to walk through the door right now.
Drink drunk, Ollie begins chimping around the furniture, leaping and shrieking, but Rosemary keeps him on a tight leash, “Chimp! Mother is ill and we must look after her!” She says stroking my brow. Ollie comes closer to stare at me. At that moment I hear the best sound of the day: Tom’s whistle as he walks down the path to the front door.
- 10 eggs, cracked into a large jug and whisked
- 2tbsp olive/veg oil
- 1 leek, finely sliced
- 140g tin of sweetcorn, drained
- Feta cheese, cut into cubes
- Chorizo, cubed
- 15 green pitted olives, cut in half
- 6 sundried tomatoes, finely sliced
- 125g equal mix of grated mature cheddar and mozzarella
- handful of fresh oregano leaves, chopped
- Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees/ gas mark 5.
- Fry the leek in 1tbsp of the oil over a medium heat for three minutes.
- Lightly grease the muffin tray with the rest of the oil.
- Pour the egg mixture into each of the twelve holes up to two thirds full. Put a teaspoon of leek into each case.
- Have the other ingredients in bowls on the table. Let each person put their own ingredients into their frittatas. Finish with a sprinkle of oregano and of the grated cheese.
- Cook for 10 minutes until set.
An adaptation of an idea from: http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/mini-frittata-brunch-bar/37c9151c-2365-4cb6-8846-0fdb766faf1f