Brenda Gantt

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Frittata

Indulge in a savory and satisfying dish with this delectable Sweet Potato and Broccoli Frittata. Blending the rich flavors of tender sweet potato, blanched broccoli, and creamy cheese, this frittata offers a harmonious fusion of textures and tastes. Perfect for brunch, lunch, or even a light dinner, this recipe marries convenience and taste to deliver a delightful culinary experience. With a preparation time of 20 minutes and a cook time of 50 minutes, this frittata is a versatile addition to your repertoire that can be enjoyed with friends and family alike.

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

Cook Time: 50 minutes

 

Serves: 6

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500g Sweet Potato, peeled, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil spray
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup (125ml) light thickened cream
  • ¾ cup (90g) grated tasty cheese
  • 100g small broccoli florets, blanched
  • 2 tablespoons shredded basil

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line the base and sides of a 20 x 30cm rectangular slice pan.
  2. Arrange the thinly sliced sweet potato on a lined oven tray. Give the slices a light spray of olive oil. Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until they become tender.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and combine them with the light thickened cream and half of the grated cheese.
  4. Create a layer of baked sweet potato slices and blanched broccoli over the base of the prepared pan.
  5. Pour the egg and cream mixture over the sweet potato and broccoli layers in the pan.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded basil and the remaining grated cheese over the top of the mixture.
  7. Bake the frittata in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden on top and is fully set in the center.
  8. Once baked, remove the frittata from the oven and allow it to stand for about 5 minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve the Sweet Potato and Broccoli Frittata in slices, accompanied by your preferred sides or a fresh salad.

 

TIPS:

  • Sweet Potato Slicing: When slicing the sweet potato, aim for thin and uniform slices to ensure even cooking and texture in the frittata.
  • Pre-baking Sweet Potato: Pre-baking the sweet potato slices before assembling the frittata helps to enhance their tenderness and flavor.
  • Blanching Broccoli: Briefly blanching the broccoli florets in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes before using them in the frittata helps retain their vibrant color and crunchiness.
  • Cream and Cheese: The combination of light thickened cream and grated tasty cheese lends a luxurious creaminess and indulgent flavor to the frittata.
  • Variation: Experiment with different cheeses, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or goat cheese, to add your own twist to the flavor profile.
  • Customization: Feel free to add your favorite herbs or spices to the egg mixture for an extra layer of aroma and taste. Herbs like thyme, rosemary, or chives work well.
  • Baking Time: Ensure the frittata is fully set and golden on top before removing it from the oven. The center should not be overly jiggly.
  • Resting Before Slicing: Allowing the frittata to rest for a few minutes after baking helps it to set further and makes slicing and serving easier.

 

This Sweet Potato and Broccoli Frittata is a delightful balance of flavors and textures, perfect for a wholesome meal. The combination of tender sweet potato, crisp broccoli, and the creaminess of eggs and cheese creates a satisfying and nutritious dish that is both visually appealing and easy to prepare. Enjoy the warmth and comfort this frittata brings to your table.

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