Beet & Silverbeet Frittata
This was inspired by Andrea Bemis, her recipe is here. https://dishingupthedirt.com/recipes/roasted-beet-frittata/
I loved the idea of beets in a frittata, the colour is amazing. I had a bunch of small beets leftover from clearing a garden bed so I boiled them and slipped off the skin to use them in this recipe. You could use larger beets and slice them in wedges, I definitely think roasting them would add even more flavour. She uses the beet tops which is great if you have them but I didn't so I used silverbeet. This is a vegetarian take on her recipe.
15-20ish mini beets or 3-4 regular sized beets cut into wedges
2-3 leaves silverbeet, chopped (beet tops or spinach)
handful parsley (or fresh herbs of your choice)
2-3 spring onions, chopped
¼ c feta or goats cheese, cubed or crumbled
½ cup milk
salt & pepper to taste
Precook the beets, either by boiling or roasting them. If you choose to boil them, bring a pot of water to boil and add beets, skin and all. Once they are fork tender, drain them and allow to cool. Once they can be handled it should be easy to slip the skin off of them. Cut them up if necessary. If roasting, scrub the dirt off. (Peel if you prefer, but I don't mind the roasted skin) Slice into wedges and place on a roasting tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper. Add dried herbs if you like (cumin, paprika, oregano, thyme would all work) Remove from the oven when fork tender. Cooking times vary but 30-40 minutes is a guide.
Preheat oven to 190 º C.
While the beets are cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients. Chop up the silverbeet and lightly sauté, just until they begin to wilt. Don't over cook, Place in the bottom of your frittata baking dish. Add chopped parsley and spring onions, season to taste. Once the beets are ready scatter over the top. Add the cheese too.
In a large measuring cup add milk to ½ c then add eggs. give it a good whisk until well incorporated. Pour over the veggies. Place in oven and bake 20 minutes until the centre is set and the top is golden.