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Monday, 24 June 2019

Pea, mint and cheddar frittata ... an Italian in the kitchen !



Monday comes around again! I do hope you enjoyed your weekend, we had a wonderfully relaxed one … possibly helped by glorious sunshine and lovely temperatures on Saturday. It really was picnic weather and the grandchildren had a wonderful time tucking into a picnic tea! Isn't it amazing how food can taste so much nicer outdoors … Sunday was dry but more cloudy, and I kept up the relaxed theme by taking some time out to read a book, well not a whole book but a good few pages. 

But back to today (Monday) and I thought, why not invite Gino D' Acampo into the kitchen!!! Gino is an Italian celebrity chef and media personality based in the United Kingdom, best known for his food-focused television shows and cookbooks. This recipe really can be enjoyed any-time of the day and is so quick and easy. A lovely pea, mint and cheddar frittata which fits so well into my LCHF menu plans, and is suitable for vegetarians. I hope you may give it a try and enjoy a little bit of Italian inspired cooking in your kitchen soon.

Ingredients:
Serves One
1 tbsp. olive oil
15g/½oz butter
½ onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
200g/7oz frozen peas, defrosted
salt and freshly ground black pepper
55g/2oz cheddar cheese, grated
small handful fresh mint leaves, chopped

3 (free-range) eggs, lightly whisked

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2. In a small ovenproof non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil and butter together and sauté the onion until soft, but not coloured.
3. Add the tomato and peas and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4. Pour over the eggs and cheese and cook over a low/medium heat until the base is set.

5. Transfer to the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
6. To serve, scatter with mint

Buon Appetito!

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan

33 comments:

Lea said...

Looks delicious!
Thanks for your comment on my blog, and thanks for this recipe.
Have a wonderful week!

Tom said...

...I'm not sure about the mint.

Sally said...

This looks and sounds like something I would love! Having never used mint before, time to give it a try. Thanks for sharing, Jan!

xoxo

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very good. Too hot to cook here today. Valerie

Aritha said...

O mjammie, i will try that.

carol l mckenna said...

Love frittatas ~ great recipe ~ ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

RO said...

This sounds great because I already have all the ingredients in the house, and anything with cheese makes me very happy! Hugs, RO

Miss Val's Creations said...

This sounds different and intriguing. We started growing mint and it is almost ready to harvest. I never thought to try it in such a savory dish.

Jo said...

Glad you had a good weekend, the nice weather is due to return this coming weekend, I hope the forecast is right. The recipe looks delicious.

DeniseinVA said...

The weeks go by way too fast :) This recipe is definitely my cup of tea. Thanks Jan and all the best to you :)

NanaDiana said...

I used to add a dab of mint jelly to my peas when the kids were little. They LOVED them. Love this recipe!!!!

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks so good.

Christine said...

This looks fantastic!

Elephant's Child said...

Frittata is always on my go-to list. Quick, easy, delicious.

mxtodis123 said...

Oh that looks so good. Would you believe I have never eaten a frittata? I think it's time I tried.

DUTA said...

I love it when a dish looks colorful and symmetric in the pan or on the plate. Your frittata looks terrific!

John M said...

Frittatas fill the kitchen with such a wonderful aroma.

This N That said...

This looks great ..I forget about frittatas...Thanks for sharing..

William Kendall said...

I would go for that.

Conniecrafter said...

I think colorful dishes just get you excited to give it a try :)

Martha said...

My gosh, what a great recipe! Thank you.

Lee said...

And here am I trying to decide what to have for my lunch. I've just devoured a whole pawpaw! :)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Does look tasty.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks good - not sure about the mint.

Iris Flavia said...

I sure agree, we had some bbqs this weekend on the balcony, much better than sitting in the litchen!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yum - I can almost taste this and wonderful that it can serve only one! How nice to have an outdoor tea with the grandchildren in perfect weather. That is what life is all about! Hugs xo Karen

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious.

Jeanie said...

Oh, this looks REALLY good!

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks delicious!Best wishes,Jan!

Lisabella Russo said...

That looks yummy, thank you for the recipe!

sandy said...

Looks so good!

Magic Love Crow said...

My mouth is watering! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful omelette, yummy.