Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lunchbox Bakes – Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Vegie Frittata

Simon and I have been enjoying these Vegetable Frittatas as one of our lunchbox snacks this week.  They are a great way to get kids eating more vegetables and eating healthy.  I find the Frittatas super tasty and I have been looking forward to my morning tea when I can eat my one for the day :)

Remember if you make something that is suitable for lunches, you can also take part in Lunchbox Bakes.  It would be great to see what everyone else has been creating.  Information about the event can be found on the Lunchbox Bakes page.

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Makes 12 cupcake sized frittatas

4 spring onions, sliced into thin rounds
3 medium courgettes, chopped into 1cm pieces
1 medium red pepper, finely chopped (peppers kinda scare me, so I used about 6 mild piquanté peppers which come in a jar by Peppadew)
1 punnet (250g) cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
125g cheese, cut into 1cm cubes (I used Mainland’s ‘Egmont’ cheese)
8 large eggs
125ml cream
freshly ground black pepper
a good pinch of dried oregano

Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Grease a 12 hole muffin tray well, or use a flexible muffin mould.
Fry the onions, courgettes, red pepper and oregano together in a medium frying pan for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are a light golden brown.
Leave the vegetables to cool for 5 minutes then stir in the tomatoes and cheese.
Break the eggs into a bowl.  Add the cream and a small amount of pepper then whisk together.
Spoon the vegetable and cheese mixture into the muffin tray holes.  Pour the egg mixture over the top.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until puffed, golden and set.  Leave to cool for 5 minutes then gently run a round bladed knife around the outside of each muffin hole and lift the frittatas out.  The frittatas can be eaten hot or cold.

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5 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum! Will be grabbing me some ingredients at the grocery shop this weekend to try these out on the kiddo's :)

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  3. Tomatoes are not listed in the ingredients column, yet they are included in the directions where it says, "Leave the vegetables to cool for 5 minutes then stir in the tomatoes and cheese." I'd love to make these for a potluck on Friday. Please update me asap with the correction. Thank you!

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    1. Sorry - I've added them in. From memory it was one of those small punnets of cherry tomatoes and I quartered them. See how you go with that - don't put all of them in if it seems too much.

      Thanks for pointing out the recipe error :)

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