The humble egg is the perfect breakfast food! It’s packed with an incredible amount of nutritious goodness, it cooks up in minutes, and it can match up perfectly with a wide range of flavours. Baked, fried, or poached, everyone has their favourite way to cook an egg. Here at GrowEatGather, we’re big fans of the frittata. The Italian-style omelette that you can pretty much throw anything into and is delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This particular combination is one of our favourites. The goat cheese adds a wonderful creamy, tangy flavour to the eggs and together with the fresh herbs creates the perfect savoury treat.
Just remember that simple dishes are all about letting the food speak for itself, so it is important to make sure you use the freshest ingredients (organic if possible).
2 tbsp olive oil
8 large free-range eggs
3 tbsp heavy cream
100g semi-soft goats cheese, crumbled
1 handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
2 -3 sprigs of fresh thyme, chopped
1 handful of fresh chives, chopped
4-5 sprigs of fresh dill, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven.
Beat the eggs in a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients (except the goats cheese). Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
Place an ovenproof frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, pour in the mixture, then crumble in half of the goat’s cheese. Move the pan a bit to spread everything around. Cook for about 4 minutes until the bottom just starts to set, about 3 minutes.
When it gets to the point, crumble over most of the remaining goat’s cheese, then pop the frittata in a pre-heated oven for 5 minutes or more if you prefer your frittata cooked all the way through.
Once it’s done, take out the oven and top with whatever takes your fancy – homemade tomato salsa, crumble over extra goat’s cheese, sprinkle some chopped herbs…