Thursday, 1 January 2009
This month Jenn over at Frugal Upstate is hosting a Frugal Food Series.
With all living costs increasing on what seems like a weekly basis it's time to tighten our belts.
The most obvious and easiest way to do this is to cut back on food bills.
The first week of the series concentrates on eggs. Now I love eggs, can't get enough of them so I have a large collection of eggy recipes. However my favorite is a basic recipe for a Frittata. The reason I like this recipe so much and use it so often is that is great for helping to clear out the fridge.
The basic recipe is as follows;
4 eggs - beaten and seasoned to taste
approx 1 cup of cooked cubed potato (about 1cm cubes)
approx 1 cup of sliced onion
Heat oil in a non-stick shallow pan
Gently cook onion in oil for about ten minutes taking care not to allow only the slightest colour on the onions.
Add potatoes and cook for a further five minutes until heated through and just starting to colour at the edges.
Making sure the ingredients are evenly distributed in the pan, add beaten eggs to the pan and allow to cook on a low heat until the eggs set on the bottom and should start to set around the edges of the pan.
Place pan under a medium grill until the top of the frittata sets .
Don't let this recipe limit you. I have added all types of leftovers to this basic recipe with great results. Just always bear in mind that if you have a huge heaping pan of leftovers add enough egg to bind the ingredients together. You should be able to slice the frittata like a cake into wedges.
A frittata can be eaten at any time of the day. I have served fit or breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's also lovely cooked and left to cool and either eaten as a snack or with a salad and some good bread.
For more eggy ideas to feed your family head over to the Frugal Food Series at Frugal Upstate. Don't forget to check out some of Jenn's other invaluable posts while your there.