Broccoli & Goat's Cheese Thermomix Frittata w. Pancetta
This free recipe is a delicious frittata from our cookbook Quick Fix: Every Occasion. This dish is from our Tea Party section, but it’s so versatile it really is perfect for any occasion! Great either hot or cold, it can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as an afternoon snack. The flavour combination of broccoli, goat’s cheese, pancetta, chives and onion is unbeatable, but feel free to experiment with whatever vegetables and herbs you have on hand. Pancetta can also be substituted with bacon, ham, prosciutto, salami or smoked salmon, or simply omitted for a vegetarian option.
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
120g pancetta, thinly sliced
1 brown onion, peeled and halved
2 garlic cloves, peeled
20g olive oil
Small handful chives, roughly chopped
Salt, to taste
Knob butter, for frying
150g goat’s feta cheese, cut into 1cm cubes
Fill TM bowl with 500ml water. Place broccoli in lower Varoma steaming tray, steam for 9 minutes, Varoma temperature, speed 3. Set aside.
Meanwhile, fry pancetta in a large non-stick fry pan over high heat until crispy. Set aside leaving fat in the pan.
Place onion and garlic in dry TM bowl, chop for 5 seconds, speed 5. Scrape down sides.
Add oil, sauté for 5 minutes, 100°C, speed 1.
Add eggs, cream, chives and salt, mix for 10 seconds, speed 4.
Add butter to fry pan and heat over medium-low heat. Add broccoli and pour over egg mixture. Crumble pancetta on top and dot with goat’s cheese. Cook for 7 minutes, or until the outer egg mixture sets.
Place fry pan under hot griller to set the top of the frittata, approximately 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Allow to cool slightly, then place a larger plate over the top of the fry pan and quickly flip over. Gently lift off pan. Use a second plate to flip frittata back over.
Cut into wedges and serve with beetroot relish (Quick Fix: Every Occasion p. 199).
Quick Tip: Use a fry pan that is oven proof and be careful when removing from oven – the handle will be hot!
Health Tip: Broccoli is thought to help prevent cancer due to it’s unique health properties.
Wine: Pair with a Riesling or Albariño, both of which offer clean crisp flavours that complement the goat’s cheese.
This recipe is from Quick Fix Every Occasion, only one of our eight Thermomix cookbooks! If you’re looking for more easy and impressive dishes, how about checking out Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites and Everyday Thermo Cooking.