Frittata Recipe (Yam and Egg)

Experience a frittata like never before when you cook it with yams and eggs!

Frittata is an Italian delicacy that’s similar to omelet but it is primarily made of eggs and other ingredients like vegetables, cheese, herbs, and now, yams.

Unlike the folded omelet, the frittata is like a flat and round cake. It can be the main course for breakfast, an appetizer, or even a filling snack on a busy day.

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There are different ways to make frittata and I’m sure you’ll love it when you add yams. You will surely love its incredible mix of creamy eggs and starchy yams in one bite!

How to Make Yam and Egg Frittata

Just like other frittata recipes, the Yam and Egg Frittata is an easy and quick dish. Aside from eggs and frittata, it also has meat and vegetables to make each bite tastier!

Once you try this frittata recipe, you’ll be craving it every morning!

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Ingredients

Here’s everything you need to make every bite of the Yam and Egg Frittata absolutely delicious:

Yam

Have you ever tried cooking your eggs with yams? You should definitely try it. The yam is a staple tuber vegetable in tropical areas like Africa and Asia.

It is known for its bark-like skin and starchy and sweet flesh inside. Once cooked, it becomes soft and tender, like a potato. It also tends to taste neutral, earthy, and starchy.

Health Benefits of Yams

  • According to Healthline, the yam has diosgenin, which can improve brain function.
  • It also has many antioxidants to help your body fight against cancer.
  • WebMD found that yam can ease symptoms and pain from arthritis.
  • Get better heart health with regular cholesterol levels with yams in your diet.
  • As suggested by Healthify Me, the starch in yams can regulate your blood sugar levels.
  • The fiber in yams can also improve your digestion and gut health.

Enjoy the frittata more often by making them last longer with an effective yam storage hack. My favorite yam recipes include Yam Fritters, Yam Porridge, and Fried Yams!

Eggs

Of course, you cannot cook frittatas without eggs! The eggs will be the base ingredient that holds everything together. These also give the perfect level of moisture at every bite.

The natural flavor of eggs also makes the frittata an even tastier dish. It will surely taste so much better when you season it with the right herbs and spices.

Indeed, eggs are great for breakfast meals because of their filling and tasty quality. For more egg recipes, you can try Avocado Egg Sandwich, Egg and Cheese Sandwich, and Fried Eggs!

Chicken hot dogs

If you’re a meat lover, then use chicken hot dogs for a smokey, meaty, and savory flavor to the dish. It’s also a great option to add if you plan on serving this dish to kids. 

You can also use meat alternatives to replace the chicken hot dogs. My kids’ favorite sausage recipes include Sausage Rolls, Bread Pizza, and Breakfast Omelets!

Tomatoes

Don’t forget to add one of the classic frittata ingredients: tomatoes. These add a sweet and tangy flavor to go with the neutral-tasting yams.

The tomatoes will surely give the yams an even better flavor, texture, and color. Use leftover tomatoes to make Pizza Sauce to pair with the frittata!

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Mixed bell peppers

Your frittata recipe will certainly taste better with mixed bell peppers. The red and yellow bell peppers will add a sweet flavor while the green bell peppers add a touch of earthiness to balance the sweetness.

Do you love the flavor of bell peppers? You can use your leftovers to cook Leftover Fried Rice to go with the Yam and Egg Frittata for a complete meal!

Red onion

The frittata recipe will not be complete without an onion. I suggest using a red onion to add an appetizing pungent aroma. It will add flavor without adding too much moisture to the dish.

The onion certainly pairs well with the tomatoes for a balanced flavor. Red onions are also best used for Chicken Pizza and Tortilla Wrap!

Seasoning

Cook the best-tasting frittata with the best herbs and spices. I suggest using mixed herbs, chicken stock cubes, curry powder, and sea salt.

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Indeed, it’s a special Yam and Egg Frittata that you cook whenever you want to enjoy good food!

Directions

Come and cook the best Yam and Egg Frittata with me!

Steam the yam

  1.  Slice and peel the yam into large chunks or cubes using a knife.
  2. Boil water in a pot.
  3. Place the steaming basket inside.
  4. Then, let the yam slices cook for a few minutes.
  5. Check for doneness by piercing it with a fork
  6. Drain the water and set it aside. 

Prepare the ingredients

  1. Chop the onions, tomatoes, and mixed bell peppers.
  2. Season them with mixed herbs, curry powder, sea salt, and stock cube.
  3. Then, saute them in the oil for three minutes.
  4. Set these aside and save the oil for later. 
  5. Mix the eggs, chicken hot dogs, sauteed vegetables, and steamed yam in a large bowl using a spatula.

Cook the frittata

  1. Reheat the leftover oil in a frying pan.
  2. Cook the frittata over medium-low heat.
  3. To cook the other side, place a plate on the pan and flip it over.
  4. Slide the frittata back into the pan to fry. 
  5. Once done, remove it from the heat to enjoy!
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A frittata certainly does not get easier, healthier, and tastier than this!

Tips

Yam

Buying yam
  • Buy yams that feel firm to the touch.
  • Its barklike texture is normal, but it should not have bruises or cracks. 
Storing yam
  • Room temperature yam can last up to a week.
  • Slice, peel, and pre-freeze the yam to store it in the freezer indefinitely. 

Tomato

Buying tomatoes
  • Choose plump, shiny, and vibrant tomatoes that feel heavy for their size.
  • They should also be free from discoloration and soft spots. 
Storing tomatoes
  • Leave unripe tomatoes on the counter.
  • However, you could refrigerate ripe tomatoes to last for two weeks. 

Bell peppers

Buying bell peppers
  • Go for bell peppers with shiny, smooth, and brightly colored skin.
  • They should yield to a bit of pressure.
  • Also, the stems must be attached. 
Storing bell peppers

Put the bell peppers in resealable bags and refrigerate for up to a week. 

Onion

Buying onions
  • The onion should be firm to the touch without any soft spots.
  • The skin must also be unbruised and vibrantly colored. 
Storing onions

According to The Produce Moms, you can easily store red onions at room temperature. Sliced onions are best placed in containers and refrigerated. 

How to Store Hotdogs

  • Unopened hotdog packages can last up to two weeks in the fridge.
  • Once opened, refrigerate them in containers or resealable bags.
  • Make sure to use opened and refrigerated hotdogs as soon as possible. 
  • Alternatively, you can package the hotdogs in freezer bags and freeze them for up to several weeks.
  • Once it becomes slimy and unpleasant in smell, discard it immediately. 
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Yam and Egg Frittata Variations

The Yam and Egg Frittata is only one of the many ways to cook the frittata. I suggest bacon, shredded leftover chicken, or ham as a substitute for hotdogs. 

For instance, you can add cream and cheese to enrich its texture and flavor. Vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, kale, potatoes, and peas will also make this dish better and healthier.

More Egg Recipes

  • Frying pan: Cook the Yam and Egg Frittata on a non-stick pan to retain the shape. 
  • Steaming basket: Use this to pre-cook the yam before use.
  • Pot: Boil water in a pot to steam.
  • Knife: Slice the ingredients using a knife. 
  • Wooden spatula: Stir and saute the dish with a wooden spatula.
  • Bowl: Prepare the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Fork: Check the yam for doneness with a fork.

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How to Serve Yam and Egg Frittata

Sometimes, all you need is a good frittata to start your day.

I love serving the frittata straight from the pan. For sharing, I cut it into wedges or squares to make it fun for everyone. In fact, some may enjoy frittata from the fridge, too.

You can also serve the frittata with side dishes that will best complement its flavor. There are also lots of toppings that will go well with the dish. It can be as simple as using the frittata as a filling for bread.

It gives you energy and nutrients that you will surely need for the day. You can also enjoy the leftovers for lunch or dinner. There are also sauces and dips that you can use as garnish.

Here are some of the best side dishes for this recipe:

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Storage Tips

At room temperature: Eat the Yam and Egg Frittata within two hours or while it’s still hot.

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In the fridge: Slice the frittata and store the pieces in a container. Refrigerate to last up to four days. 

To freeze: Put the frittata slices in freezer bags and store them for up to three months. Then, defrost in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a frittata vs omelet?

The frittata is an Italian open-faced egg dish with vegetables and toppings on top. On the other hand, the omelet is a French egg dish that is folded in half with the filling inside.

What is a frittata vs quiche?

There are differences between the frittata and the quiche. The quiche has a pastry crust, much like a pie dough, but the frittata doesn’t have any crust. Moreover, the quiche is baked in an oven while the frittata is cooked in a pan.

What does a frittata taste like?

The frittata has a rich and savory flavor. Because of the eggs, it also has a creamy and fluffy texture. You can add more flavor to the dish by adding cheese, vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Why are frittatas healthy?

Yes, they are. Frittatas are especially healthy when you use nutritious ingredients like protein, vegetables, and spices. It also helps that eggs are the base ingredients.

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Yam and Egg Frittata

5 from 1 vote
Take your frittata game to the next level! Every spoonful is simply packed with flavor, texture, and nutrients! This’ll definitely be your next favorite frittata recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African, Italian, Nigerian
Calories 462kcal

Ingredients
  

For the yam

  • 1 slice yam (½ yam slice used)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch sea salt

For the frittata

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 hot dogs (chicken)
  • ½ tomato
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red onion (small-sized)
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 stock cube (chicken)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ½ slice cooked yam slice (diced)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the yam.
    Slice and peel the yam into large chunks or cubes. Then, boil water in a pot, place the steaming basket inside, and let the yam slices cook for a few minutes. Check for doneness by piercing it with a fork.
    Drain the water and set it aside.
  • Saute the ingredients.
    Chop the onions, tomatoes, and mixed bell peppers. Season them with mixed herbs, curry powder, sea salt, and stock cube. Then, saute them in the oil for 3 minutes. Set these aside and save the oil for later.
  • Combine them with the eggs.
    In a large bowl, add eggs, chicken hot dogs, sauteed vegetables, and steamed yam. Mix them thoroughly.
  • Fry the frittata.
    Reheat the oil from the sauteed vegetables and fry the egg mixture over medium low heat. To cook the other side, place a plate on the pan and flip it over. Slide the frittata back into the pan to fry.
    Finally, transfer it onto a plate and you have your Yam and Egg Frittata!

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Nutrition

Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 16gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 409mgSodium: 642mgPotassium: 578mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2223IUVitamin C: 129mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 3mg
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