Broad Bean Frittata

Inspired by recipe from Nigel Slater

from Tender, Vol. I

250g (9 oz) frozen broad beans

4x large free range eggs

very generous handful parsley, finely chopped

flaky sea salt & freshly ground pepper

2x large handfuls of parmesan, freshly grated

(feta would also be a great alternative)

large knob of butter

Bring a small pot of water to the boil.  Add broad beans to the water, return to the boil and cook for 1 minute.  Drain and refresh under cold water.  Remove and discard thick skins from the beans and set aside.

In a small bowl lightly whisk the eggs.  Add the parsley and season liberally with salt and pepper.  Add half the grated parmesan, and whisk just until everything is combined.  Stir in the broad beans.

Add butter to a 24 cm (9 inch) non-stick skillet and set over a medium heat.  Once butter is melted and sizzling, pour egg and bean mixture into the pan.  Turn heat down to low and cook until the eggs have thickened and set, the bottom is cooked and golden, and just the surface is still a little runny.

Sprinkle the rest of the parmesan over the surface.  Grind over a little more black pepper.  Remove pan from the heat and finish under the grill (broiler) in your oven, until puffed and lightly golden on top.  This will only take a few minutes.

Remove from the oven, slide the frittata out onto a board or serving platter, and cut into wedges to serve.