Friday, December 17, 2010

Vegetable Frittas- Success!

I think I've mentioned a few times that the Little Lion is a fussy eater, and it's even harder to find things he likes when he's sick. He has an aversion to finger food (apart from toast or a sandwich) and doesn't like anything too lumpy. Can cause some very frustrating meal times, especially when I've spent more time cooking him things than I spend on Deon and I! (Side note- He's used to it by now. He comes home and looks at the pots and pans scattered everywhere and the labeled individual containers of bolognaise, risotto or pasta bake. He sighs. Sausages or steak again? I nod guiltily. Yup.)

So, imagine my delight when I discovered that he adored the vegetable frittas I made him, and actually picked them up and ate them! Well, he didn't just eat them, he shoveled them in. Yay! Double yay considering he's sick as well!

 Just a word of warning, these things are as messy as hell. I made sure Carter was wearing an everyday Tshirt and had placed a towel underneath his chair to catch any bits and pieces he would drop (which was quite a bit!)

If you're interested, here's the recipe I use:

Grate the following and mix together in bowl-

1 apple
2 medium sized potatos
1 medium carrot
1/2 a zucchini

(I actually whiz it through a food processor for a few seconds, as the grated texture is still a little 'lumpy' for him, and he spits it straight out!)

Lightly beat 2 eggs and combine with the vegetables. If you like, you can add salt and pepper to flavour.

Dollop a tablespoon sized amount of mixture into a frypan, and flatten to make into a pattie shape. Fry for 2-3 minutes, and turn. Frittas are done when they are golden on both sides! I hope your little one enjoys them as much as my Little Lion does!


  1. I'm definitely going to try this as Annabelle, who is 15 months old, can be a fussy eater too. I posted a recipe in November for vegetable frittata's I made her as she loved them, although I think she's getting sick of them now so it will be good to try something new.

  2. YAY! My son has gone off vegies so grated in a fritta sounds right up my street! Thanks for the recipe Rhi!

  3. No worries lovely ladies! I stress about Carter's vegie intake, so I'm always relieved when he scoffs them down. Let me know if your little ones love them too!


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