Quick and Easy Recipes: Frittata
May 20, 2012
By: Emily Hill
With the end of the university year fast approaching it is around this time that many of us find our bank accounts are a lot emptier than we would like them to be. The following recipe is relatively cheap to make and if split between you and your housemates, you will find yourself spending pennies rather than pounds. Have a look and try it out!
If you fancy a dinner that is quick and easy to make, then a Frittata is perfect. Essentially you can put anything into this ‘fancy’ omelette but here’s my suggestion for a true taste of Italy.
Duration: 20-30 minutes
You Will Need:
2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 – 3 Bacon rashers
A handful of Basil leaves
2 Garlic Cloves
1) Place the Macaroni in a pan of slightly salted water and boil for 8-10 minutes until the pasta is tender. Once the pasta is cooked, drain well and leave to cool.
2) Whilst the pasta is cooking cut up the rashers of bacon and place in a frying pan along with a tbsp of sunflower oil and begin to fry. Meanwhile chop the garlic cloves up finely and place in the frying pan with the cooking bacon. Continue to cook until the bacon is done, then set aside with the macaroni.
3) Crack five eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk together.
4) Add the cooked macaroni, bacon and garlic into the egg mix and stir well. Finally add the basil leaves.
5) Place a frying pan on the hob and add another tbsp of sunflower oil. Pour the mixture into the frying pan and cook on a low heat. Whilst the mixture is cooking, turn on and preheat the grill.
6) Once the bottom of the Frittata begins to set and the top of the Frittata begins to bubble, take the frying pan off the hob and place under the grill. Leave to cook until the top of the Frittata is golden brown in colour.
7) Serve hot or cold with a side salad.