Roasted chilli frittata

Serves 2

  • 4–8 chillies, a mixture of green, red and yellow

  • 1 red or green pepper , optional

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • olive oil

  • 6 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked, stalks finely chopped

  • 1 knob of butter

  • 5 large free-range eggs

  • 1 handful of grated Parmesan

  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

  • 100 g goat's cheese, or 100g feta

  • salad leaves, to serve

This frittata is a meal in itself. You can make it with a mixture of chillies and a pepper, or if you're like me, try it with double the chillies. Serve it up with ham, prosciutto or bacon for a damn fine breakfast that will set you up for the day.



Preheat your oven to full whack. Prick each of your chillies and the pepper (if you're only using 4 chillies, you'll need the pepper to bulk up the filling) with a small, sharp knife, then blacken over a gas flame, in a dry griddle pan or under a grill. Once they're nicely charred, pop them in a bowl and cover with clingfilm.



After 10 minutes, remove the skin, stalks and seeds, then delicately tear lengthways into thin strips. Put these strips back in the bowl and add the red wine vinegar, a lug of olive oil and the parsley stalks. Heat a lug of olive oil and some butter in a small ovenproof frying pan, then add half of your marinated chillies and the chopped garlic.



Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl with some grated Parmesan and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Put a few of your parsley leaves to one side, then finely chop the rest and add them to the eggs.



Pour the eggs into the pan then crumble in half of the goat's cheese or feta. Move the pan a bit to spread everything around. When the egg is just starting to set, crumble over most of the remaining goat's cheese, then pop the frittata in a hot oven for 5 minutes or until it doubles in size.



Some people cook their frittatas all the way through, but I prefer mine only just done. Once it's out of the oven, delicately drape the rest of your chilli over the top, crumble over the last few bits of goat's cheese or feta, then drizzle over a little of the chilli marinade. Sprinkle with the reserved parsley and serve with something fresh and lovely, like a rocket, lemon and Parmesan salad.

Nutritional Information

Roasted chilli frittata

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Blackening the chillies calms the heat and releases their sweetness to give a really deep flavour
Serves 2
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Super easy
Method

This frittata is a meal in itself. You can make it with a mixture of chillies and a pepper, or if you're like me, try it with double the chillies. Serve it up with ham, prosciutto or bacon for a damn fine breakfast that will set you up for the day.

Preheat your oven to full whack. Prick each of your chillies and the pepper (if you're only using 4 chillies, you'll need the pepper to bulk up the filling) with a small, sharp knife, then blacken over a gas flame, in a dry griddle pan or under a grill. Once they're nicely charred, pop them in a bowl and cover with clingfilm.

After 10 minutes, remove the skin, stalks and seeds, then delicately tear lengthways into thin strips. Put these strips back in the bowl and add the red wine vinegar, a lug of olive oil and the parsley stalks. Heat a lug of olive oil and some butter in a small ovenproof frying pan, then add half of your marinated chillies and the chopped garlic.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl with some grated Parmesan and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Put a few of your parsley leaves to one side, then finely chop the rest and add them to the eggs.

Pour the eggs into the pan then crumble in half of the goat's cheese or feta. Move the pan a bit to spread everything around. When the egg is just starting to set, crumble over most of the remaining goat's cheese, then pop the frittata in a hot oven for 5 minutes or until it doubles in size.

Some people cook their frittatas all the way through, but I prefer mine only just done. Once it's out of the oven, delicately drape the rest of your chilli over the top, crumble over the last few bits of goat's cheese or feta, then drizzle over a little of the chilli marinade. Sprinkle with the reserved parsley and serve with something fresh and lovely, like a rocket, lemon and Parmesan salad.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 578
    29%
  • Carbs 3g
    1%
  • Sugar 2.6g 3%
  • Fat 48.3g 69%
  • Saturates 18.6g 93%
  • Protein 32.5g 72%
Of an adult's reference intake

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