Friday, February 25, 2011

Caramelised Onion and Feta Frittata

Ok so I lied... it's not so much frittata as it is omelet with stuff on top and not folded.... lazy frittata, if you will!

Very good for quick suppers with a salad and bread or potato of some type. Doesn't take long, you can put whatever you've got hanging around in the fridge on it, and it doesn't require turning on the oven. Win!!

As always, can be doubled, tripled, whatever... even cooked in the oven if you're so inclined! Just add 2 eggs per person.

Serves 2


2 tbs each olive oil and butter
1 onion, sliced fairly thin
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup sliced mushrooms or any other veggie you want to sneak in. I also used 1/4 cup semi-dried tomatoes
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup shredded tasty cheese
1/4 cup feta, crumbled
salt and pepper


1. Heat 1 tbsp each the oil and butter over medium-low heat.

2. Add onion and saute gently 10-15 minutes. Add sugar and balsamic vinegar about halfway through.

3. Remove from pan and heat the remaining oil and butter.

4. Turn heat to high and add mushrooms. Cook until caramelised and soft, about 5 minutes.

5. Add semi-dried tomatoes or any other veggie if using. Pour over eggs and tasty cheese. Season.

6. Turn heat down to medium and cook until mostly set - 6-7 minutes. You can pop under the grill/broiler here if you like. It isn't necessary.

7. Top with warm caramelised onion and scatter feta over the top. Some fresh herbs wouldn't go astray.


  1. I am really enjoying your blog and recipes. I used to be vegetarian years ago and have slowly slipped back into 'convenient' meals for the family. Your recipes are lovely and we are having more and more non-meat meals. Thank you.

  2. Yum. You've just given me lady wood.

  3. mmm I might try that when I buy some Feta

  4. mmmmm yum. As usual. Love your work Veggie Mama. xx

  5. You had me at the caramelised onion...

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite NigellaAugust 25, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    I love the fluffy clouds of fetta on the top! And I hope you had fun at the Indian restaurant tonight! Or did you make it at home? :)

  7. I was going to make it, but Veggie Dad whipped up a pad thai instead. Then I ate about nineteen of the raspberry buns I made in my latest post haha. Research, of course.

  8. Did you give it a go? Let me know how it turns out!

  9. Haha and you've just given me a slightly disturbing mental image...

  10. I'm so pleased to hear that! I hope my recipes ARE convenient, so it's easier to eat meat-free more often.