Gary Rhodes' bacon and potato frittata

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Gary Rhodes Frittata recipe
Gary Rhodes Frittata recipe
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Trust celebrity chef, Gary Rhodes, to help you turn some humble eggs, potatoes and bacon into a delicious and cheesy frittata for brunch, lunch or dinner. This recipe serves 4 people, takes 45 mins to make and can be made under £1 a head. This tasty frittata is a family-friendly recipe made with salty bacon, soft potatoes and plenty of eggs. Serve your frittata on a bed of fresh salad leaves or if you're serving for breakfast or brunch we'd recommend serving with baked beans. Gary Rhodes' bacon and potato frittata is best eaten on the day it's made.


  • 2 medium-large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 225g cubes of bacon, pancetta or ham
  • 25g butter
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper

Want to make this for under £1 head?
Cost: £3.60 (Asda)
Items: White baking potatoes 70p, Smartprice smoked cooking bacon pieces (500g) £1.13, Smartprice eggs (6) 63p, Dutch Edam medium-fat hard cheese (100g) 50p, Spring onions 64p

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  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20-25 mins or until cooked through. Drain and leave to cool slightly before cutting into cubes.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, preferably 20cm in diameter. Fry the bacon or pancetta, if using, until golden, then drain off any excess fat. Add the butter, diced potatoes and half the spring onions, cooking for a few mins over a low heat.
  3. Preheat the grill.
  4. Beat the eggs, adding half the Cheddar. Season with the salt and pepper. Pour the eggs over the bacon and potatoes. Stir gently in the pan for a few mins, allowing the tortilla to cook over a very low heat until it begins to set, leaving just a moist surface.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining spring onions and Cheddar on top and warm under the grill until the top has set and the cheese melted. Cut the tortilla into wedges to serve.

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I think the author was referring to the dish itself as "tortilla".


Just cooked this for 2nd time but use - new pots, cheddar, reg onions and Morrisons cooking bacon @ 84p per 500g. Also mixed all onions and cheese to eggs but added half mixture and cooked till starting to turn then the 2nd half and popped under grill till ready. Yummy scrummy. Thank for recipe Gary


This is a real scummy meal.


just made this it was so easy will be making again it was lovely

Jimmy Guthrie

where did the tortilla come from in the cooking method instructions


Cheap to make but definitely didn't taste cheap. Great recipe - highly recommended.

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