Grow Your Own

Chard frittata

Summary:

Masterchef's Gregg Wallace shares his delicious recipe for Italian omelette with vegetables and grated Parmesan.

Ingredients:

Serves 4

25g (1oz) butter
3 tbsp sunflower oil
1 small onion, cut into 5mm (0.25in) dice
200g (7oz) chard
Salt & black pepper
5 eggs
5 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan

Details:

Achieving the perfect results

  1. Melt the butter with the oil in a frying pan over a low heat.Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes, until soft but not brown.
  2. Trim off any rough bits at the bottom of the chard and wash well. Chop the chard and add it, along with some salt and pepper, to the onion.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is soft - about 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a clean bowl. Add the Parmesan and beat well.
  5. Pour the mixture over the chard, still on the heat, and stir. Leave it alone now; the bottom will cook first.
  6. When the whole thing moves as one but the top is still a wet raw mix, place under a medium grill for 5-10 minutes, until the top firms. Serve cold.

This recipe is taken from Veg - The Greengrocer’s Cookbook by TV Masterchef's Gregg Wallace and published by Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1-84533-224-2. Price £20.