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How do you make frittata? How do you spell it?! ALSO - a potato salad question [fascinating emoticon]

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MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 11:13:31

I'm on slimming world and need to make a picnic for tomorrow.

Somebody suggestede frittata that could be made today and cut into slices for tomorrow but i don't know how to make it blush

potato salad question

I've boiled small new potatoes

I have v low fat fromage frais

I have fresh chives

Should I add garlic? cooked? Crushed?


binkleandflip Fri 14-Sep-07 11:15:34

You basically make a frittata as you would an omelette - add into it whatever you fancy but instead of doing in the pan - bake it in the oven (remember to cook anything you might put in it first ie meat). It tend to rise a little - just bake it until just browning on a fairly low heat then you can slice it.

Lubyloo Fri 14-Sep-07 11:15:53

I wouldn't add garlic but would finely chop some gherkins or put in some capers if you have any. I love potato salad

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 14-Sep-07 11:17:05

We shall shortly be re-housing this in the recipes topic [avoiding getting on with important things emoticon]

MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 11:18:50

I think I've just been told off blush

chopster Fri 14-Sep-07 11:21:15

I'd add garlic because I lvoe garlic, roast it in the oven with the skins on then squeeze the mush out. Yum!

MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 11:23:41


What would you p[ut in teh frit?

i was thinking red onion, mushrooms, peppers?

MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 11:24:01

ooooh its jumped to recipes!!! [impressed]

chopster Fri 14-Sep-07 11:30:32

not mushrooms, cos I dont like them cold. I'd be thinking spanish torilla style and do ham and onion, or spinach?

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 14-Sep-07 11:34:12

No, no, not told off MamaG you halfwit. Easy mistake to make.
No worries smile.

<<Oh I must stop playing with this thing and do something constructive>>

MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 11:35:33

Thank you for moving it Justine

You've obviously got nothing better to do got Mumsnets best interests at heart grin

mazzystar Fri 14-Sep-07 11:36:20

spinach vr courgette and red peppers nice in a fritatta/frittata

also feta or goat's cheese but may be illegal in your eating plan

MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 11:38:26

lol at illegal grin

I don't eat meat anyway so thats not a prob.

Would red onion, pepper, sweetcorn & peas (both frozen) be nice? or ming?

mazzystar Fri 14-Sep-07 11:39:22

i would say nice

chopster Fri 14-Sep-07 11:48:26

sounds yummy.

Brangelina Fri 14-Sep-07 11:54:53

Frittata is spelt correctly, but I've never heard of it going in the ovenshock. It's pan fried, just like an omelette (hence the "fritta" part of the name) and is halfway between a French omelette and Spanish tortilla in thickness terms.

Spring onions and spinach are nice additions, along with feta if you're allowed.

Potato salad with garlic sounds yummy. I often make the dressing with plain yogurt instead of fromage frais, blended with a bit of spring onion and mint for flavour.

chopster Fri 14-Sep-07 11:57:02

a tiny dash of cumin is really nice too, and I add chilli too, but I don't liek bland food.

binkleandflip Fri 14-Sep-07 12:30:02

Well I do mine in the oven so there grin

Just call me an innovator!!

Brangelina Fri 14-Sep-07 12:31:00


MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 12:56:44

mine is in the oven shock

red onion
red pepper
mushroom (i like cold mushrooms!)
chopped chili

its looking lovely

binkleandflip Fri 14-Sep-07 13:05:01

See MamaG, the oven is the way to go - It'll be delicious!!

prettybird Fri 14-Sep-07 13:17:48

I do mine on the hob first and then finish it off under the grill - espcially if it is quite thick and taking a long time to set all the way through.

MamaG Fri 14-Sep-07 13:21:14

binkle it won't come out of hte oven tray shock

Brangelina Fri 14-Sep-07 13:23:15


RnB Fri 14-Sep-07 13:24:25

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