Sweet potato frittata
Sweet potato frittata – soft if you have a sore mouth due to chemo and can be sliced up and taken with you to hospital for a snack. Sweet potatoes provide cancer-fighting antioxidants; eggs good source of protein.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 45 minutes
2 sweet potatoes (approx. 375g) peeled and chopped into cubes
1 litre vegetable stock (organic vegetable bouillon)
Knob of butter
Splash of hemp oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 red peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
Large handful of washed rocket, chopped
3 medium eggs
2 tablespoons organic whole milk (can substitute with dairy-free options)
- Grease a 20cm round cake tin and, if it is non-stick, line the base with greaseproof paper.
- Boil the sweet potatoes in the vegetable stock for 10 minutes until soft, then drain and roughly mash with a fork.
- In a non-stick frying pan heat the butter and oil.
- Add the garlic, onion and peppers.
- When the onions are soft, add the mashed sweet potatoes and rocket.
- Remove from the heat.
- Whisk together the eggs and milk, then add the potato mixture and pour into the cake tin. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then take it out and gently but firmly pat down the mixture to help make it solid.
- Put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes. It may well rise in the centre from time to time, but don’t worry – it will sink down when it cools.
- Cut into wedges to serve.
It’s delicious hot or cold and is a great addition to lunchboxes!
Credit Jane Clarke, Dietician and Founder of Nourish Drinks and www.nourishbyjaneclarke.com
Jane is both a dietitian and Cordon Bleu chef with more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition industry. She is the author of nine best-selling books, was a columnist for over a decade for The Daily Mail, Observer, The Times and The Mail on Sunday, and regularly contributes on TV. She worked with Jamie Oliver on several of his projects, including the School Meals revolution, which showed that people-power can bring about social change. It is with this same mindset and passion that she is leading Nourish by Jane Clarke, which provides a solution to the problem of undernourishment and provides empowerment and inspiration to those who are vulnerable or facing a health challenge, such as Dementia.