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Yam and plantain frittata

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yam and plantain frittata

Yam and plantain frittata in all its glory! Frittata is an egg dish that can be eaten as a main meal or brunch. It is slightly different from an omelette as you have to finish a frittata off in an oven. Also all the ingredients used are folded in the egg and cooked. You can choose any filling you want and make it your own. For this recipe I chose plantain and yam, they were both a last minute thought as the yam I have at home were going dry, so I had to use it up.

Making frittata is easy and there are no tricks behind it. Like I mentioned, yam and plantain frittata can serve as a main meal because it is quite filling and also healthy too depending on the filling you choose. Never mind, if you don’t have an oven, use a wide pan to fry instead of a deep pan as this will allow the egg to cook through.

Ingredients

6 large eggs

2-3 mixed peppers, diced

1 onion, chopped

A small tuber of yam about 2 slices, peeled and cut into chunks

Salt

1 tsp bouillon powder

1/2 tsp Curry

1/2 tsp Thyme

1/2 cup cheddar cheese (optional)

Spring onions (optional)

1 whole ripe Plantain, peeled and diced

3tbsp vegetable oil

angled shot of frittata wedge served with sliced tomatoes and pesto

How to make yam and plantain frittata

1.       Wash yam and bring to boil in salt water till soft. Drain and set aside

process shot of how to boil yam

2.       Prep peppers, onions and spring onions and season with salt, curry, thyme and set aside

image of chopped peppers and onions

3.       Break eggs into a bowl, whisk add seasoning, curry and thyme and whisk again till all combined. If you choose, you can add cheese to the eggs at this point

image collage; one image has six eggs cracked into it and the other bowl contained whisked egg

4.       Cut yam into thin slices and set aside

5.       Preheat the oven at 200⁰C (392°F)

6.       Place a frying pan/skillet on medium heat, add 1 cooking spoon of vegetable oil and heat for 2 minutes. Add diced plantain and fry till slightly brown.

How to fry plantain

7.       Add the peppers, onions, spring onions and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add sliced yam and continue to stir fry for another 3 minutes.

8.       Pour whisked egg over stir fry, tilt frying pan to make sure egg is distributed evenly over the vegetables.

process shot of how to make yam and plantain frittata

9.       Cook on a low heat for about 2-3 mins for all the eggs to set at the edges of the pan. Sprinkle cheese on the top (if using)

yam and plantain frittata

10.   Put the pan in the oven and bake on 200⁰ for about 10-20 minutes till egg is cooked and set

image of uncut plantain frittata still in a pan. Frittata has cheese topping

11.   Cut into wedges, serve the yam and plantain frittata warm or cold with salad. Enjoy.x

tomato and homemade pesto with yam and plantain frittata

image of plantain frittata in a pan

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Yam and Plantain Frittata

Yam and plantain Frittata is an egg dish that can be eaten as a main meal, breakfast or brunch. It is slightly different from an omelette as you have to finish a frittata off in an oven. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: Plantain frittata, Yam frittata
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 mixed bell peppers diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Small tuber of yam about 2 slices peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt
  • Bouillon cube
  • 1/2 tsp Curry
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese grated, optional
  • Spring onions optional
  • 1 Plantain peeled and diced
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Wash yam and bring to boil in salt water till soft. Drain and set aside
  • Preheat the oven at 200⁰
  • Prep peppers, onions and spring onions and season with salt, curry, thyme and set aside
  • Break eggs into a bowl, whisk add bouillon cube is using, curry and thyme and whisk again till all combined. If you choose, you can add cheese to the eggs at this point
  • Cut yam into thin slices or cubes and set aside
  • Place a frying pan/skillet on medium heat, add vegetable oil and heat for 2 minutes. Add diced plantain and fry till slightly brown.
  • Add the peppers, onions, spring onions and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add sliced yam and continue to stir fry for another 3 minutes.
  • Pour whisked egg over stir fry, tilt frying pan to make sure egg is distributed evenly over the vegetables.
  • Cook on a low heat for about 2-3 mins for all the eggs to set at the edges of the pan. Sprinkle cheese on the top (if using)
  • 10. Put the pan in the oven and bake on 200⁰ for about 10-20 minutes till egg is cooked and set
  • 11. Cut into wedges, serve warm or cold with salad.

 

16 Comments

  1. well queen ajoke,wonderful job. please i need to subscribe. this is my email address:[email protected] .
    waiting for your quick respond.
    Thanks.

     
  2. Brilliant and yum! welldone!

     
  3. Good work Ajoke, your site is a very wonderful one, just looking at the foods, recipes and pictures will make someone’s mouth watery. Hmmmmmmmm yummy all the time. Please I need the recipe for Obe Isapa ( Mushroom soup) basically from Oyo, Ekiti, Osun. thanks. keep it up

     
    • Thanks a lot Folasade, I remember Obe Ishapa, my grandma made it for me a lot back then, bless her soul. I would make some as soon as I’m able to get ishapa.

       
  4. Uchay Ifediniru Onuakalusi

    Hello,

    Well done. I love your site. I have been unable to subscribe to the site successfully though. Please help. my email is [email protected].

    Thank you.

     
    • Thank you very much Uchay. I have added your email for subscription and you only need to activate it once you receive a confirmation email.

       
  5. Hmmm yummy yummy, can’t wait to try this. God Bless you for adding to my cooking knowledge!

     
    • You can say that again Tessy, it was divine…. God bless you too and thanks for stopping by, do let us know how you get by if try out this or any of our recipes.

       
  6. Promise Queen

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Dis is really great

     
  7. Frittata! Strange to me. Anyway, when it comes to food I can be adventurous. Keep moving forward. Cheers.

     
  8. So gonna try this! Thanks for adding to my menu

     

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