Broccoli Frittata Serves 1 adult and 1 toddler easily
70g, 2.5oz smoked bacon, chopped
100g, 3.5oz broccoli
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
60g, 2oz Extra mature (sharp) cheddar, grated
Spray oil or oil to grease
Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350F, Gas mark 4.
Chop the broccoli into small florets or pieces (see "make it thrifty" below) put in boiling water on a hot hob for 4 minutes, then drain and refresh under cold water.
Meanwhile, chop up the bacon and fry in a dry non stick frying pan.
Once the bacon is cooked, mix the egg, milk, cornflour, cheddar, broccoli and bacon together.
Line a 15-17cm, 6-6.5inch round baking dish with non stick baking paper (mine flares out a bit from the base from this diameter). Spray or grease with oil. Pour in the frittata mixture.
Bake for 15-20 minutes (it took 15 in my oven).
Leave to cool for a bit, it's better served warm or cold rather than hot. This is what makes it a great food for kids who take their time over food but also it's great if cooking for one as the leftovers can go in your lunchbox.
For very young babies, chop up the vegetables very finely and perhaps reduce the bacon a bit as it can be a bit salty.
Serve with vegetables or salad. Somehow even though these aren't necessarily summery ingredients, frittata feels summery even on the most dreary day. This was the view out of the window as we were eating.
Make it Thrifty:
A pretty cheap recipe as it is but make it cheaper by making use of the broccoli stalk as well as the florets. Just trim off the end and cut into an approx 1cm / half inch dice and cook like normal broccoli florets. In the above photos, I used approx half and half florets to diced stalk, I think you'd agree, you'd struggle to spot that!
It just so happens that January's Family Foodies challenge is all about 'hidden goodies'. Is there a more appropriate challenge for Mamacook? I think not! So I've submitted this along with a few other recipes to Bangers and Mash and Eat your veg's challenge: