Eggs are an absolute mainstay of my shopping list and have a multitude of uses in the kitchen. Breakfast, baking, pastry, pasta, souffle, ice cream, custard, sauces, main meals and much more. Egg mayo is undoubtedly my favourite sandwich filling and with eggs on hand you can always whip up a quick and nutritious meal in minutes. What’s more eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals and keep you feeling fuller for longer. For me it has to be Free Range and for the highest standards of food safety look out for the red British Lion mark on your eggs.
Since its introduction in 1998, the British Lion scheme has been successful in effectively eliminating salmonella in British eggs. The British Lion mark means that the eggs have been laid by hens vaccinated against salmonella. For further information and lots of exciting (eggciting?!) recipes head over to www.eggrecipes.co.uk
Today I'm sharing a fantastic Frittata recipe from vlogger Barry Lewis of My Virgin Kitchen. I've never made anything like this before without using a carb such as potatoes or pasta and the inclusion of avocado was totally new on me. It certainly was fully loaded and the amount of veggies meant you really didn't miss the carbs. The avocado worked really well as did cooking it in a flan dish in the oven as opposed to a frying pan on the hob and finished under the grill. I greased my flan dish before pouring in the mix and the slices came out perfectly. It was also great served cold the following day and would make perfect picnic food.
FULLY LOADED VEGETABLE FRITTATA
8 British Lion eggs
8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
6 button mushrooms, sliced
Handful fresh spinach
4 tbsp sweetcorn
1/2 courgette, sliced
3 spring onions, sliced
1 pepper, sliced roughly
1 avocado, peeled and chopped in chunks
Handful fresh parsley
Large handful grated extra mature cheddar cheese (use extra cheese if you wish to top up before baking)
To serve: sweet chilli sauce, side salad
Method - see video
For further vegetarian main meal egg inspiration take a look at these fab recipes from fellow food bloggers.
Rainbow Chard Souffle by Fab Food 4 All
Spicy Tiffin Eggs by Tinned Tomatoes
Egg Curry by Coffee & Vanilla
Spanish Tortilla with Jersey Royals and Spring Greens by The Veg Space
Full English Breakfast Baked Eggs by Amuse Your Bouche
Easy Vegetable Crustless Quiche by Family Friends Food
Three Allium Smoked Chilli Tart by Tin & Thyme
Pea, Caramelised Onion & Feta Quiche by Nadias Healthy Kitchen
Disclosure - This is a sponsored post for British Lion Eggs. All views expressed are my own.