Sweet Potato and Plantain Frittata

I arrived in Lagos a few days ago and I’ve felt very welcome, thanks for all the support and kindness. Eko o ni baje! (with phoné :))

I’ve been itching to cook with authentic Nigerian ingredients and flavours, and so I haven’t rested much since my arrival. I opened up my fridge this morning and found a big bowl of egg whites from yesterday’s baking extravaganza, and a light bulb clicked on in my head – make a frittata for breakfast.

So…here goes:

You’ll need (for 3 servings):

  • Egg whites from 10-12 eggs
  • ½ large or 1 small plantain
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • One Romano Pepper (tatashe)
  • ½ onion
  • Olive oil, salt and sweet paprika to taste

1

Method:

Slice up the pepper and onion. Cut the plantain into large dice and the sweet potato into smaller dice.

2

Place a large frying pan (choose one with a lid) on high heat with about a tablespoon of oil; add the onion, plantain and sweet potato when it heats up. Fry for 3-5 minutes, stirring quite often.

Turn down the heat to medium; add the pepper and fry for another 7-10 minutes.

3

Turn the heat down to very low, pour in the egg whites, sprinkle salt and sweet paprika to taste and cover the pan.

4

Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the whites appear cooked.

5

There it is! Quick, easy and yummy – I recommend this recipe for readers on the go early in the morning or on an early lunch break from work. It pairs very well with whole-wheat toast or a savoury breakfast scone, but is a meal unto itself for lighter eaters.

I always welcome questions about food and life in general so if you see me, don’t hesistate to strike up a conversation. If you’re shy (hehe) then use this forum, post a comment or ask a question.

Until next time, remember to cook with class, and serve with style.

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