Spicy Prawn Frittata

Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4-6 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Jane Devonshire

I love this dish! It’s very quick to do – about 20 minutes – so perfect on those busy nights when you’re rushing around. And it’s all in one frying pan. My tip is to keep frozen prawns in the freezer and to always cook extra new potatoes, even just for frying up – they save so much time if you have them to hand in the fridge. I also use flavoured oils – they’re so easily available at the supermarket and add another layer of flavour. Of course, olive oil can be used instead.

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The method

  1. Add the oil, potatoes, onion and chilli to a frying pan and fry until the onion is cooked through and the potatoes just starting to brown.
  2. Check the sides of the frittata – if it comes away easily and you can begin to see a golden colour and very little juice, remove from the heat and turn out onto a large plate – I use a pizza plate. Serve immediately with a large salad. Some of mine like to sprinkle extra chopped chilli over the top but that’s up to you.
  3. Put the eggs, milk, fish sauce or salt (if using) and chopped herbs into a big bowl and stir until all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Add the butter (or oil) to the frying pan with the potato mix and leave it to melt and start to bubble. Add the egg mixture and the prawns and, using a spatula, start stirring, making sure you bring in the mixture from around the edges.
  5. Keep stirring until the mixture really starts to thicken then flatten out on the top and if possible cover with a lid or a large heat-proof plate. If not, turn the heat down low and wait until the top of the frittata has set. (If you have a grill, place under a hot grill for a few minutes.)