Omelette with Roasted Summer Vegetables
Frittata di verdure arrostite
To intensify the ﬂavours of summer vegetables roast them in a hot oven ﬁrst. Add plenty of fresh herbs and generous quantities of freshly grated pecorino to add maximum ﬂavour.
(serves four to six people)
Pre-heat a hot oven, 230°C/475F/Gas 9.
Wash and de-seed the vegetables and dice them all into cubes. Lay them on a baking tray and drizzle them well with extra virgin olive oil, some Maldon sea salt and some sprigs of fresh thyme and oregano.
Roast them for 10 minutes or so until they are just brown at the edges. Remove the herbs and allow to cool.
For the frittata
Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the other ingredients including any juices from the roasted vegetables.
Warm a tablespoon of olive oil and about 20 g butter in a large non-stick frying pan.
Add the egg mixture and cook over a slow heat until the frittata is almost set.
Put a large plate over the frying pan and use this to ﬂip the frittata upside down and slide it back into the frying pan. Cook for a further few minutes until it is dry. Allow to cool but do not refrigerate. Serve at room temperature.