Saturday, 3 January 2015

From garden to plate...........spinach, bacon and feta brunch slice

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling the need for a bit of a detox.  My sister is visiting and I blame her.  There has been a lot of "wine time" and large amounts of food.  I need to eat more fruit and add a bit more green to my diet that doesn't start off in a grape form.

My summer vegetable garden is full of spinach at the moment, so the other morning I made an easy spinach, bacon and feta brunch slice.  I was going to call it a frittata then I was told that it would have to have been made in a "brunch slice" it is.

I was out of onions so diced up some garlic and bacon then fried them off.  I added a couple of large handfuls of roughly chopped spinach.  I then cracked 8 eggs into a jug (I used our bantam eggs which are smaller than chook eggs), whisked with a splash of milk and added some chilli flakes, pinch of salt, lots of cracked pepper and chopped up feta.

I lined a slice tray with baking paper, then spread the fried garlic, bacon and spinach out then poured the egg and feta mix over the top.

Bake in a hot oven (180 degrees C) until the egg is cooked -should be slightly springy to the touch.

Let it cool and serve with a fresh garden salad.

I enjoyed this the next morning for breakfast to so it is delicious also when eaten cold.  This would be a great slice to take on a picnic as well.

Delicious, healthy and it always feels good to use ingredients from your own back yard.


  1. This is the sort of food I absolutely love! Anything with eggs and spinach is a winner for me! (I often have a couple of poached eggs on top of a few handfuls of spinach for a quick dinner) very healthy and versatile, yum! X

  2. That looks amazing!!! I tried to start a diet on the 1st but posts like this make it hard ;-)

  3. Please tell me you didn't make the feta. That would be too impressive ;)
    Seriously though, it looks yummy, Im really hungry now!

    1. Ha! No cheese making here - store bought only! xo

  4. Looks delicious. I am feeling the effects of the festive season too, and have been trying to eat more healthily. Probably a good thing I start work again on Monday.

  5. Ha! You had me cracking up about the grapes! I SO hear you! Detox is mandatory for me as I am feeling a bit like a balloon these days! This dish looks AMAZING!!! Everything about it is just so yummy....and it looks beautiful on your plate! Wishing you an awesome Sunday buddy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!!Nicole xoxo

  6. This is a revelation for me! We don't have a frying pan that can go in the oven/under the grill, so I never make frittata's but seeing your idea of doing it in a baking tray is just amazing. I would totally call it a frittata and I can totally see myself making these in this way in the future! Thank you so so so so so so much for a wonderful idea!!!!! xx

  7. ooo yummo! We make these in muffin tins - they are delish! Hope you get to met your health goals :)


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