The potato harvesting season recently started and it is time for even fresher farm fare this spring. In South Africa every year, September is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease and culminates on World Heart Day on 29 September of each year. On this day people around the world take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD). Potatoes are high in fibre, which can lower the risk of heart disease. They are also rich in potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure. Below is a recipe by Potatoes SA for frittata, a Spanish style omelette that is made with potatoes. Click here for more heart health recipes using potatoes.
3 tbs olive oil
8 medium potatoes (720g),with skin, scrubbed and sliced
1 large red pepper, deseeded and sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 handful of chives (25g), chopped
6 large eggs
1 tsp salt
ground black pepper, to taste
- Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the potatoes, pepper and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Add the chives and continue to cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, for a further 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and gently transfer the potato mixture into the eggs and season.
- Add 1 tbs olive oil to the frying pan. When hot, add the potato and egg mixture.
- Cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is almost set.
- Place the frying pan under a preheated grill until the top is lightly golden.
- Serve hot or cold with a salad of lettuce, rosa tomatoes, grated carrots and 1 whole avocado, quartered. –Ursula Human, Farm Fare