Frugal Frittata with Bye Bye Winter ‘Slaw

The Easter Weekend is nearly here, and I am clearing out the fridge ready for shopping.


In the fridge I have about a third of a pack of mushrooms, a grizzled green pepper, some cooked salad potato’s and the rest of a pack of smoked streaky bacon from last weekend – Oh and some spring onions.


I am making a (sort of) Frittata, traditionally it would be sliced potato and onion, but  I have ‘bits’ to use up, so I am sure the lovely Spanish people won’t mind 😊


I chop and fry all of the above in an ovenproof chefs pan or frying pan, till browned at the edges, season well.


In a separate bowl break 8 eggs, mix with milk, salt and pepper and add to the pan stir though, then leave till the edges start to firm up.


I am topping with some grated cheddar.


Hubby would have eaten this amount as a snack whilst inspecting the fridge for a snack 🤣


then place the pan under a hot grill to finish off.



Leave to cool slightly, then tip out onto a large plate – I do this by placing the plate face down over the pan, then using oven gloves, turn over, it ‘should’ plop out easily.


To go with this yummy Frittata, I am using some more veg, to make a Winter Slaw a finely sliced quarter of a small red cabbage, a medium grated carrot and a peeled medium finely sliced onion.


In a late bowl, mix this with a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a teaspoon of grain mustard, a glug of olive oil and the juice of half a lemon.


A good mix, and into the fridge till ready to use.


The Frittata, I think tastes better just warm, not hot, and it slices easier.


I am serving this with jacket potato – easy and tasty and uses up the ‘fridge gravel’. 😇

I approximate that all of this cost £2.50 and would feed 4 hungry people with leftover Frittata and coleslaw for snacks.

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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