Quick and easy potato and basil frittata recipe

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  • Makes : 6
  • Cooking time : 20 mins

Is there anything more versatile than a frittata? You can keep it simple like we have, with potato and basil. Or you can go to town with all kinds of seasonal vegetables and a confident flourish of herbs.

Because we’re talking family food, we’re taking the simple approach. Families can be picky right?!

This frittata has just a few ingredients and is first sautéed and then popped in the oven to finish it off.

We used a cast iron frypan, because it easily goes from stove to oven, but you can use a regular frypan and tip into a greased oven-proof dish for the final stage. Or make the whole thing in another shallow oven-safe pan. Just be sure to grease it well.

Our pan measured 28cm across, so something similar will give best results. But a little smaller or larger is okay too.

Potato and Basil Frittata

Quick and easy potato and basil frittata ingredients

  • 700g of nice potatoes, peeled and sliced 
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 dozen nice eggs, whisked up a bit
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • a handful of fresh basil – or mint
  • salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F


    1. Step 1. Warm the oil in your frypan and add the potatoes, onion, paprika and a bit of salt and pepper. Saute until the potatoes are tender, turning often. You can speed this up by putting a lid on the pan.
    2. Step 2. Once the potatoes and onions are tender and starting to go a little bit golden tear the basil over the top. Salt and pepper the spuds again. Then tip in the beaten eggs.
    3. Step 3. Pop the whole thing in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until golden and set.Potato and Basil Frittata

    Serve hot or at room temperature (which we prefer) with a salad on the side. It’s nice sliced and popped into a soft roll, too. Perhaps with some spicy sauce?! Perfect picnic fare!

    Variations: This recipe is so easy to customise. You can use other vegetables, add cheese, throw in some chilli … go nuts and make it your own.

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  • Makes : 6
  • Cooking time : 20 mins


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