Simple Supper – Bacon, Spinach and Potato Frittata

Bacon, Spinach and Potato Frittata
This delicious looking dish has been provided by Bord Bia and looks just right in advance of all things Patriotic and Green.  We are headed for an exciting and eventful few weeks with St Patrick’s Day followed very quickly by numerous commemoration events all around the country for the 1916 rising (click that events link for info).

For those, like myself, of a limited attention span here’s a link to a ‘blow by blow’ guide to the Easter rising – a bit of a bluffer’s guide for those of us who haven’t studied history.

Okay, enough with the historic and back to the food.  Using Irish eggs, bacon and ham, potatoes, cheese, spinach (or you could use kale) I would encourage you to use Irish rapeseed oil in the cooking of this meal to celebrate a simple, delicious, Irish meal with the best of Irish ingredients.
The recipe here says 2 large potatoes peeled and cooked – that would mean boiling until tender – I would cheat on this and use 10 or so baby Irish potatoes, unpeeled, sprinkled with water and microwaved until tender – 6 to 8 minutes – depending on how many you put in the microwave and its wattage so check after 5 minutes.  I would use them thickly sliced keeping their skins on for added fibre.

 

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Bacon, Spinach and Potato Frittata

Time: 30 minutes

Serves 4

You will need:
125g Bord Bia Quality Assured bacon lardons, streaky bacon rashers, chopped or cooked ham, chopped
1-2 tablesp. rapeseed or olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 large potatoes, peeled, cooked and allowed to cool
150g spinach, washed and roughly torn
10 eggs
85g cheddar cheese, grated
A little salt and black pepper
To Serve:  Green salad and wholemeal or crusty bread

Method:
Preheat the grill.
Heat a little oil in a medium, non-stick frying pan (approx. 24 cm).  Add the onion and bacon and cook for about 5 minutes over a medium heat.  Cut the potatoes into cubes about 1 cm thick.  Add a little more oil to the pan then add in the potatoes.  Allow to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Stir through about half the spinach.
In a bowl beat the eggs, then stir in half the cheese, the rest of the spinach and a little salt and black pepper.
Add the egg mixture to the pan. Move the pan around to let the egg mixture run in under the potatoes and get to the bottom of the pan.  Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Turn the heat to low, then cook for about 10 minutes until nearly set. Place under a medium grill, and cook for about another 10 minutes until the top is set and golden
Slice into wedges and serve with a green salad and bread.
Enjoy!
‘Til next time, Sheila

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