Artichoke frittata

Artichoke frittata.
Artichoke frittata. Photo: Murdoch Books

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


175 g (6 oz) broad beans, fresh or frozen

1 onion

400 g (14 oz) tin artichoke hearts, drained

3 tablespoons olive oil

6 eggs

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

45 g (1½ oz) pecorino, grated

pinch of nutmeg


1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil and add a large pinch of salt and the broad beans. Boil for 2 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold water. Peel off the skins from the beans.

2. Halve the onion and slice thinly. Cut the artichoke hearts from bottom to top into slices about 5 mm (¼ inch) wide. Discard any slices that contain the tough central choke.

3. Heat the oil in a 30 cm (12 inch) frying pan and fry the onion over low heat for 6–8 minutes, without allowing it to brown. Add the artichoke slices and cook for 1–2 minutes. Stir in the broad beans.

4. Preheat the grill (broiler). Lightly beat together the eggs, parsley, pecorino and nutmeg and season well with salt and pepper. Pour into the frying pan and cook over low heat until threequarters set, shaking the pan often to stop the frittata sticking. Finish the top off under the grill and leave to cool before serving in wedges.