I do like a Frittata and they are so quick, easy and cheap to make. I think of them as a larger version of the crustless quiches I blogged about here but because they are bigger you can pad them out with more to make them more substantial. This is the one I ate for lunch yesterday

Spanish Frittata
Ingredients and approximate cost

  • 2 eggs beaten (30p)
  • 1/4 red pepper finely sliced (10p)
  • 1/4 onion finely sliced (5p)
  • 3 new potatoes (15p)
  • 2 thin slices of chorizo shredded. (20p)

Serves 1 – total cost 80p

Prick the skins of the new potatoes and then place in the microwave. Cook until tender and then slice. Heat an omelette pan and then spray with frylight. Add the potato slices and brown on one side, then turn over. Sprinkle on the onion and peppers and continue to cook for a couple of minutes then add the beaten egg and turn down the heat. Cook until the bottom of the egg has set. Then sprinkle on the chorizo and flash under a hot grill until browned on top and set all the way through. Turn out into a plate and serve immediately with salad or whatever you fancy.

Variations

  1. use ham or tuna instead of the Chorizo
  2. add any other veg you like peas, spinach, mushrooms etc they all work well
  3. use flakes of cooked smoked fish and chopped spinach, add some cheese and make a variation of Omelette Arnold Bennet
  4. Double, triple or whatever the ingredients and serve in slices hot or cold to feed more people
  5. You can of course use left over new potatoes for this dish, I just didn’t have any

Slimming World

If made using ham or tuna then this is free on EE. You could u se the ham/tuna/whatever as an HE to make this free on Green and and use the new potatoes as HE to make it free on Original or weigh them and count the Syns (raw new potatoes in skins 57g = 1.5 Syns)

If you do want to use the Chorizo it works out as Original/EE 2½ Syns Green 4 Syns per 28g


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