Friday, January 28, 2011

It's picnic time!

As a mum, it has always a fun challenge to cook to please just one child on our dinner table. To impress a group of kids and adults with finger food for an outdoor event would be more challenging...

This fetta and pea frittata was featured in the BBC Australian GoodFood magazine being one of their picnic ideas. I've book-marked this and took this opportunity to make this for a picnic. Before leaving the house, I managed to take at least a few quick snaps of this frittata. 

It was really easy to make and no fuss to eat...

Here's the recipe from the BBC Australian GoodFood magazine (October issue)

15g butter
1 leek, thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced (I replaced this with 1 finely chopped onion)
7 eggs
1 cup (250ml) milk
1/4 cup (35g) plain flour
100g fetta, crumbled (I've used 200g because I think the amount make the frittata quite bare)
1/3 cup chopped mint (I didn't use this because I was afraid that the kids didn't like it)
1 cup (120g) frozen peas (I've used 1 1/3 cup to replace the mint)

1.Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease and line 29 cm x 19 cm baking pan with baking paper.  
(I didn't use baking paper but spray the tray with canola oil)
2. Melt butter in a frying pan on medium heat and cook leek and onion until soften. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
3. Whisk eggs, milk and flour with seasoning. Add leek mixture, fetta, peas and mint and stir to combine. Pour into prepared tin. Bake 35-40min until golden and set. Cool to room temperature. Cut into square.

Happy Baking.


  1. Yum, this sounds like a delicious dish that would be good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It sounds like it would also work with a lot of other different vegetables or cheeses.

  2. That looks great! I think my kid might actually eat it :)

  3. Wonderful dish. I bet it was delicious! I love when you can fit the whole meal in one pan.

  4. This looks delicious, and would be perfect for after school lunch. Thanks!

  5. This looks wonderful! Love the feta and peas - delicious!

  6. Frittata is such a wonderful dish that gives us the freedom to explore our creativity! This looks awesome! BTW, come join in the fun to win a pair of earrings that I design and handmade for Valentine's Giveaways -

  7. wow love this what a fab idea for a picnic I am coming to Melbourne in March and arranging to meet some bloggers! drop me a line

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  8. wow, looks perfect and delicious and so nicely baked, well done, zoe!

  9. This looks wonderful. The perfect lite lunch or Sunday brunch. Yummy!

  10. As a Greek feta is in my blood. I love your frittata and I am sure everybody enjoyed it much!

  11. Picnic time? Here not yet!
    BTW I have to remember this recipe for summer time!!! LOL ♥

  12. Frittata looks absolutely inviting,delicious and prefect for picnic..

  13. I made frittata once many years ago. I liked it and I bet your kid did too.

  14. yum yum!! all i can think of for potluck for picnics is sandwiches and you are creative enough to whip up this dish! :P looks delicious!

  15. Eek! A picnic? Oh're in summer and nt surrounded by snow. Carry on then. (Looks great!)

  16. This looks wonderful- I think I would have left out the mint as well. It would be great for any meal!

  17. What nice dish Zoe!! yummy!!! gloria

  18. I never made frittata in an oven, usually in a skillet. Love the choice of ingredients.

    I'm not big fan of mint, I would never put in any savory dishes.

  19. hi, yumm , looks delicious. am hunting for easy finger food recipe to make for my son's birthday next month, got any ideas?

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  21. mmmmm, it looks really yummy, can't wait to try it :)

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  24. Oh my gosh! Looks so goood!!!

    Just thought to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! (It fits the theme :)


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