Struggling to stick to your student budget? Eat for a quid with this super simple and healthy recipe!

This basic frittata recipe is not only cheap but it’s filling, easy to make and it’s very versatile. You can add whatever you like to it depending on your taste preferences. I like to add shredded chicken, fresh spinach and torn mozzarella to mine but remember, the more you put in the more it costs……

Your basic recipe is:

1 large potato
1 onion
3 eggs
Salt and pepper

How to make your frittata:

  1. Peel and dice your potato to approximately the same size as your little finger nail. Then bring the potatoes up to the boil in water and simmer for 4 minutes before draining.
  2. Pre heat oven to 160°c.
  3. In a non-stick frying pan, that will fit in your oven, fry your peeled onion that you have sliced or diced (whichever you prefer).
  4. Beat your eggs in another dish and season with salt and pepper (feel free to add your favourite flavour or spice). For a little kick, I  recommend a splash of tabasco sauce!
  5. When the onions have softened, add your potatoes, mix together and season. At this point you can add any other ingredients you fancy, although anything you do add needs to be cooked so don’t put raw meat in and expect it to cook. Ham, minted peas and feta goes well, however a few mushrooms and a little bit of cheese works great and fits in with a tight budget.
  6. When your ingredients are all mixed together and seasoned, pour on your beaten eggs and mix to ensure everything is equally spread.

Then simply place in the pre heated oven for 35 minutes and serve!

Bon appetite!
Recipe from Rob Stratton, the uni’s executive chef