Mini Lunchbox Frittatas

The frittata is every busy moms dream  - prepped and whisked up in 15mins, packed with protein and full of whatever the kids like or better yet whatever is left over in the fridge.

lunchbox mini sweet potato frittatas

lunchbox mini sweet potato frittatas

 

 

What You'll Need

100g sweet potato – one large

4 large eggs

100g cheddar cheese

100mls milk

50g sweetcorn

80g wholemeal breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon onion powder & garlic powder

Spray oil

Equipment

Mini Muffin Tin

Vegetable Peeler

Bowl

Whisk

Fork

Measuring cup / jug

How to Do It

Frittata Making

  1. 1Preheat the oven to 170oC . Spray the oil all over a non stick mini muffin tin.
  2. 2Peel and grate the sweet potato and grate the cheddar cheese.
  3. 3In a large bowl break the eggs. Then whisk together with the milk.
  4. 4Stir in the grated sweet potato, cheese, sweetcorn, breadcrumbs and onion & garlic powder.
  5. 5Pour the muffin mixture into the tins carefully. Don't overfill. Bake for 20mins.
  6. 6Eat hot or cold. Serve with ribbons of carrot and cucumber & a nice dip - sweet chilli mayo or regular mayonnaise goes really well with them. (Top Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to create the ribbons. )

Top Tips

  • One of the best tricks to remember when making frittatas is to do it as quickly as possible (with the kids running around – like you have any choice huh?!)
  • If you have go chopping and peeling and steaming and cooking before you ever start lets face they will just never get done -so use this recipe as your base and then feel free to add whatever the kids love  – ham, turkey, peas, peppers, cherry tomatoes, more cheese…..
  • If you are adding in ‘wet’ ingredients like courgette or mushrooms these will need to be cooked and drained in advance.
  • Don’t mess too much with the milk : egg ratio – the milk (try to use full fat – it adds a lovely creaminess). If you have too much milk and not enough egg it  won’t set ( the science behind this is the egg has the protein which coagulates when heated and this is what sets the frittata )
  • Also, and the last top tip we can offer is if you don’t have a non stick muffin tin – don’t bother.  They will stick, all your hard work will be ruined and you will be really disappointed.

 

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