Orange Kumara Frittata

Orange Kumara Frittata

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Recipe by NZEggs Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Orange kumara is the sweetest and creamiest of all the varieties available in New Zealand. A kiwi version of a very popular, easy frittata recipe.


  • 1 medium size orange kumara (about 500g) – pre cooked, and cut into small cubes

  • 4 rashers of bacon, chopped

  • 1 medium size white onion finely chopped

  • 2 courgettes – sliced

  • 8 eggs

  • 3/4 cup grated tasty cheese

  • 1 small handful of fresh thyme

  • A little oil for frying

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pre-heat grill to medium, or the oven to 170°C.
  • In a bowl whisk the eggs together and season with salt and pepper. Add herbs to the egg mixture.
  • In a 26cm frying pan or similar fry the bacon and onion until just cooked. Add the cooked kumara and courgette.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bacon and vegetables in the pan and stir to mix evenly. Continue to cook for about 1 minute then add half the cheese and stir again gently to allow the runny egg to flow onto the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on to the top of the frittata and finish cooking under the grill (or just bake in the oven) until set and starting to golden.


  • NB You’ll need to use an oven proof pan or small casserole dish if you want to cook this in the oven.
  • You can used any left over kumara in this recipe.
  • Alternatively cook a raw kumara on med-high in the microwave for approx 4 minutes (NB prick the kumara skin a few times with a fork, to stop the skin exploding when cooking).

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