An easy but incredibly tasty frittata with caramelised leeks, Agria potatoes, smokey bacon, asparagus and three kinds of cheese! Great for summer picnics.
CARAMELISED LEEK, ASPARAGUS & BACON FRITTATA
2 leeks, slice into crescents
2 medium sized red onions, sliced
1 knob of butter
1 & 1/2 teaspoons of brown sugar
3 medium Agria potatoes
9 slices of bacon, cut in half
3 large bunches of spinach, blanched
8 spears of asparagus, cut in half
60 grams feta
1/3 cup of cream
1/3 cup strong cheddar, grated
1 generous handful of grated parmesan
1/4 cup of pine nuts
3 sprigs of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
Salt and pepper
23cm cake tin
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 23cm cake tin with baking paper, line with one large piece that goes up the sides - this will stop any leaks.
Place the sliced leeks and onions in a nonstick frying pan on a low heat with a knob of butter and brown sugar. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until soft and caramelising. While you wait, boil potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water until just cooked, drain and let cool. Once cold, slice into 5mm thick slices.
In a nonstick frypan, fry the bacon until just beginning to brown. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
Whisk together the eggs, cream, cheddar cheese and salt and pepper.
Place a layer of sliced potatoes on the base of your cake tin. Follow with half of the caramelised leeks, half the bacon, half the asparagus and pour over half the egg mixture.
Squeeze any excess water out of your spinach and layer on top. Follow with remaining potatoes, leeks, bacon and asparagus. Crumble over feta and sprinkle with parmesan and pine nuts.
Garnish with fresh thyme, rosemary leaves and salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with a green salad.