Asparagus, feta and sweet potato frittate

You can also use pumpkin in this recipe instead of sweet potato: either works well. You can also cook one big frittata in a frying pan over heat and then finish it under the grill, but we pour ours into muffin pans to oven-bake… and add some of our lovely Bondi herbs for an aromatic twist.

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Fresh from the garden: eggs, asparagus, sweet potato, marjoram, thyme
Recipe source: Melissa
Makes: 12 large or 24 mini fritatte

Equipment:

  • Pastry brush
  • 12-hole cupcake tin
  • Chopping board & knives
  • Potato peelers, scissors
  • Salad spinner
  • Large frying pan
  • Grater, scales
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bowls – large, med, small
  • Tongs, whisk
  • Serving plates
Ingredients:

  • Half a large sweet potato
  • Half a bunch of asparagus spears
  • Small handful marjoram and thyme sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Flaked salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 10g parmesan
  • 6 large eggs

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • With the pastry brush, paint a little olive oil into each hole of the cupcake tins to grease.
  • Peel the sweet potato and carefully chop into 1cm cubes.
  • Trim the woody ends from the asparagus and then chop or snip into 1cm pieces.
  • Wash the herbs and spin them dry. Strip the leaves from the stalks & reserve.
  • Heat the frying pan with the oil and toss in the sweet potato. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, for about 4 minutes over medium heat until the cubes are just tender and lightly golden at the sides.
  • Meanwhile, cut the feta into small cubes and grate the parmesan.
  • Stir the asparagus into the sweet potato and cook for 2 minutes until just tender.
  • Then add the cubed feta and gently stir to mix in.
  • In the large bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the herbs, parmesan, a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper.
  • Divide the sweet potato mixture evenly into the cupcake holes, spoon the egg mixture over and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until cooked.

Notes: Why is the name of this recipe frittate, ending in e? What other vegetables could you use in the recipe? What animals’ milk makes feta?

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