Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Frittata - the holiday edition

"I'm hungry" If I had one dollar for every time I heard this in the school holidays I'd be rich! It seems no amount of food will quell their appetites. By the time grocery day comes around it becomes harder to come up with snacks that will satisfy. But these frittatas seem to hit the mark and the recipe is so super easy the kids can make them too. It might just help out with that other all too common holiday phrase "I'm bored", sound familiar?

All you need to do is make the base mixture and half fill muffin trays then just add in what you have to hand, this can be a real win for fussy eaters. Cut up the ingredients and let them choose what they put in! A true "mum" trick is to let them help make the food, in my experience this means they will eat the food! Or at least try it! 

Empty the fridge - Holiday Fritattas.

Base mixture
4 eggs
3/4 cup milk
Grated cheese to sprinkle on the top.

Additional ingredient suggestions

Diced onion (lightly cooked till soft)
Fresh herbs - We used chives and Thyme
Ham or Pastrami
Cracked pepper
Or anything else you might have small amounts of in your fridge and you enjoy eating! 

Whisk together the eggs and the milk and half fill some nonstick or greased muffin trays. Add in any of the above ingredients to suit your taste. My kids loved this part, choosing what the put in their Frittatas, making sure they knew which ones to avoid - like my ones with the capers! 

Sprinkle with a small amount of grated cheese. 

Bake in a preheated oven at 180oC for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden and set to the touch. 

If the weather is nice, take them outside once they have lightly cooled and have a picnic in your backyard. Everything tastes better alfresco don't you think? Especially in the holidays.


  1. These look great and fab for school lunch boxes too. Oh the eating out of house and home - living 100 metres from a supermarket teenagers volunteer to go supermarket shopping which is both a good and a bad thing.

  2. Piklets are another favourite in our home -
    These look great for lunch boxes too

  3. Made some for lunch today! YUM!

  4. Sounds like my kind of baking... Rounding up what is lurking in the fridge and making it into something :) will def have to give these a try, x

  5. Yum :-) Its made me hungry just reading this post today - I shall definately be giving this recipe a try.


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