This recipe for a peasto frittata is based off a Jamie Oliver recipe. Wondering what peasto is? It’s basically the same thing as pesto, but with peas instead (…duh). It’s incredibly easy and tastes fantastic. I might even like it more than pesto… Of course, I needed to add some bacon to the recipe. It is truly one of my weaknesses. I also threw some onion in there. The end result was a delicious brunch which was enjoyed along side some toast and jam.
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Place your bacon on a cooking sheet and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until cooked. While the bacon is cooking, crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk together and put to one side.
- Add the peas and a good pinch of salt to a pestle and mortar (or you can use a food processor for this part) and bash to a rough paste. Stir in the zest and juice of half a lemon, a good grating of Parmesan, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of pepper (you may need to do this in batches). Have a taste and add a little extra Parmesan or lemon juice, if needed.
- Place a small non-stick ovenproof frying pan on medium head. Dice your onion, then add to the pan with a bit of olive oil. Cook until translucent. Turn heat to low and add cooked bacon to pan with onion.
- Fold half the peas to through the egg to combine. Pour the egg mixture into the pan over the bacon and onion, then spoon little bombs of the remaining pisto on top. Stir gently for a minute or so, then scatter over the feta and grate a little more Parmesan on top, if you like it extra cheesy. Place the pan in the hot oven for about 5 minutes, or until golden and risen.
- When the frittata is ready, turn it out onto a board and serve!