750 g butternut pumpkin, peeled and chopped into chunks
600 g kumara, peeled and chopped into chunks
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons garam masala
10 free-range eggs
1 cup fresh cream
600 g button mushrooms, quartered
½ cup caramelised onion jam
250 g chopped sundried tomatoes
1 tablespoon finely chopped curly parsley plus extra leaves to garnish
150 g feta, crumbled
pumpkin seeds to garnish (optional)
shaved parmesan to garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Place pumpkin and kumara in a roasting dish and season with salt, pepper and garam masala. Add a good dash of olive oil and gently mix with your hands to make sure everything is well coated.
Roast for 10–15 minutes or until the veges are golden and caramelised. Remove from oven and set aside. Keep oven on to finish off the frittata.
Crack the eggs into a mixing jug or bowl, pour in cream and beat until well combined.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium to large ovenproof frying pan on high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes before adding roasted vegetables and then egg and cream mixture. Turn the heat down to medium so as not to burn the bottom of the frittata.
Place dabs of onion jam, sundried tomatoes, parsley and feta evenly around the pan on top of the egg mixture. When the edges are looking set, transfer the frying pan to the hot oven and cook for 15–20 minutes until golden brown, blistered and set.
Enjoy with some hot-smoked salmon and seeded bread, or serve with one of our salads for a banquet-style lunch. Garnish with parsley leaves, pumpkin seeds and shaved parmesan, if you wish.
Extracted from Food for Good by Michael Meredith and Eat My Lunch.
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