Pepper and chorizo frittata
Costs: Cheap as chips
Make the most of sweet, colourful peppers and smoky chorizo with this tasty one-pot dish, which is brilliant for breakfast or supper!
- 4 medium mixed peppers, e.g. red, yellow and orange
- 200g (7oz) whole chorizo sausage
- 1 large Spanish onion, sliced into thin wedges
- 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 small bunch fresh basil, flat-leafed parsley or coriander, roughly chopped
- 6 eggs, beaten
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
If you can take a little heat, fry some chopped red chilli with the peppers. Make a vegetarian alternative and replace the sausage with 175g (6oz) chopped shiitake mushrooms. You will have to add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
- Halve, de-seed and roughly chop the peppers. Remove the outer skin from the chorizo and chop it into small bite-sized pieces.
- Put the chorizo in a large, non-stick frying pan and stir over a medium heat until the oil starts to run from the sausage. Add the peppers, onion and garlic to the pan and stir-fry over a brisk heat for 10-15 mins, until the peppers and onion are tender, deep golden brown and a bit sticky (it will look as though there is too much mixture at first but the vegetables do cook down).
- Stir the chopped herbs into the beaten egg with plenty of salt and pepper then pour over the pepper mixture. Tilt the pan a little to make sure the egg goes all over the pan.
- Leave the pan over a moderate heat for 3-4 mins until the egg is lightly set. If there is still a little runny egg in the centre of the pan, pop it under a hot grill for 1-2mins. Serve in thick wedges with garlic bread.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 336(kcal)
- Fat 22.0g
- Saturates 8.0g
- Sugars 12.0g
- Salt 1.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.