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Baked Plantain and Egg frittata
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Baked Plantain and Egg Frittata

This Baked Plantain and Egg Frittata is a totally addictive dish. It’s chockful vegetables, and you can also add your choice of meat or seafood or whatever you like. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. Great for breakfast or serve as a nibble with a cold drink.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 244kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

For the Eggs:

  • 6 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the Plantains:

  • 2 plantains ripe
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive Oil

For the Vegetables:

  • 2 Tbsp cooking Oil
  • 1/4 cup green bell peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 2 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp seasoning powder
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the plantains into cubes season with salt.
  • Preheat some oil sufficient to deep fry the plantains and fry till golden brown — about 3 to 4 minutes on both sides.
  • In a skillet, preheat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Sauté onions for about 2 minutes add bell peppers, stir fry for another minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and add the cayenne pepper, salt, paprika, and seasoning powder. Leave to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, and paprika. Add some of the sauteed vegetable mixture and mix together.
  • Pour mixture into a greased baking pan. Place the plantains over the mixture together with the remaining vegetable mixture
  • Place the baking pan in a 350F preheated oven and leave to bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

Feel free to adjust the spice level to your taste
Take care not to overcook the frittata, as the texture can become tough and dry.
For a healthier twist, feel free to bake the plantain instead of frying it. Though, I personally like to fry my plantains rather than bake them because frying keeps them juicier.
Feel free to add any other vegetables you have at hand or any other protein like meat, chicken or shrimps.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2034IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg