Potato, Red Pepper & Cheese Breakfast Frittata

Potato, Red Pepper & Cheese Breakfast Frittata
Recipe type: Breakfast
Frittatas are Italian style omelettes that are fast and easy to cook. They're really filling too. This recipe serves six people.
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 small red potatoes (1 to 1½ pounds), diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1½ teaspoons dried)
  • 10 large eggs, whisked until frothy
  • 50g cheese cut into cubes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Warm a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and a pinch of salt. Wait until the onions are translucent and just starting to turn brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the potatoes and another pinch of salt, and lower the heat. Cover and let the potatoes steam for 4 to 5 minutes. Uncover and stir in the peppers and thyme. Re-cover the pan and continue steaming for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  4. Scatter the cubes of cheese evenly over the vegetables, then pour the eggs over top. Shake and tilt the pan to make sure the eggs are evenly distributed.
  5. Put the entire pan in the grill with the handle out and grill for 8 to 10 minutes, until the eggs are completely set and beginning to pull away from the sides, and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the frittata cool for a few minutes and then slice it into wedges.
  6. Serve this frittata with a crusty piece of bread. Leftovers will keep for 5 days and are excellent eaten hot or cold!

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can get. They’re a natural source of loads of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and lots of high quality protein. A medium sized egg also contains under 70 calories.

You’ll also get plenty of vitamin B2, B12 and the all important vitamin D – plus minerals and trace elements like phosphorus.

Don’t forget to check the ethics of where your eggs come from! Each egg carton is stamped with a number: 0 = Organic and 1 = Free-range. Let’s try to stay away from caged eggs.

Bell peppers:

Bell peppers are great nutritionally. They have less than 1g of fat per cup – a surprisingly low level. That same cup of chopped red bell peppers also contains almost three times as much vitamin C as an orange: 190 mg!

Red peppers are also amazing for vitamin A, which helps with your eyes, and there’s lots of vitamin E in there too. You’ll also get beta-carotene, a brilliant antioxident.