Pea, Potato and Onion Frittata

Potato, Pea and Onion Fritatta | The Sugar Hit


Yo, yo, yo!


Today’s recipe is all about real life. And this recipe is one that I make in my real life, pretty damn regularly. Imma share some home truths with you about my world. Hear this, reader; you may be shocked. But I think it’s important that we all know what’s going on behind the glossly html pages of the internet. (html? did I get that right?)


Potato, Pea and Onion Fritatta | The Sugar Hit


Truth number one: I eat this meal ALL THE TIME. It’s super easy and quick to make, and it’s one of those recipes that makes me marvel at how delicious such simple ingredients can be.


Peas and onions are sweated down to a sweet and savoury base, before some bolstering chunks of potato are added and the whole lot is heavily seasoned. A few whisked eggs get poured in and around this whole mix, and in mere minutes the parts converge into a glorious meal, creamy, salty and delicious all at once.


Potato, Pea and Onion Fritatta | The Sugar Hit


Truth number two: Deliciousness is not the only reason I eat this meal. Most often the reason is that I haven’t been to the shops for about 2 weeks or so. Because no matter what, I always have some frozen peas and some eggs.


I usually have a potato and an onion lying around, too. I am never without salt and pepper, and there’s most often a chunk of cheese sitting in the fridge as well. But even if I ONLY have peas and eggs, this is still a winner. It’s my store-cupboard (read:fridge/freezer) standby.


Potato, Pea and Onion Fritatta | The Sugar Hit


Truth number three: This sucker is cheap to make. And I mean CHEAP. Like, me when I’m shopping for books online, cheap. Like the kind of suit your parents buy your younger brother to go to a wedding in when he’s 6, cheap. Like the fake sheepskin rugs from IKEA, CHEAP!


And that’s part of the reason I love it; what’s not to love about a recipe that is all at once nutritious, filling, easy, quick and virtually free! (not really) This pan full of goodness will feed two people, with some salad, or one or two lazy people who are just eating with forks out of the pan to save washing up. Really, there couldn’t be a more perfect meal for a full-time student.


Potato, Pea and Onion Fritatta | The Sugar Hit


Especially if you were the kind of Uni student I was, who would eat nothing but apples and toast for days, in order to justify buying a $20 steak at the butcher on a Friday. AKA food obsessed. Seriously, though, this is perfect for anyone who enjoys simple and delicious meals. Perfect after a long day at work, perfect for weekend brunch, perfect for your kids, if your kids will eat peas and eggs.


Have a crack, I think you’d like it.


xx Sarah.


Potato, Pea and Onion Fritatta | The Sugar Hit


Pea, Potato and Onion Fritatta Recipe


An original recipe by Sarah Coates for The Sugar Hit.

Serves 2



1 potato

1 small onion

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup frozen peas

4 eggs

salt & white pepper (I just prefer white pepper, but black is fine too)

grated or crumbled cheese to serve (such as parmesan, feta, goat’s cheese, pecorino, or even cheddar)


Preheat your grill/broiler to a high heat. Next, cook your potato however you like. I stab it a few times with a fork, and then throw the whole thing into the microwave for about 4 minutes. Once it’s cooked, chop it into 1 inch chunks and set aside.


Slice the onion, and throw it into a 20cm (8inch) non-stick frying pan, along with the olive oil and a pinch of salt. Cook the onion gently until it is translucent, and just starting to brown. Throw in the peas and continue to saute until they are bright green and warmed through, then add the chunked potato.


Let the pan continue to cook briefly while you lazily stir together the eggs, seasoning them with a little salt and white pepper, and then turn the heat on the pan right down and pour in the eggs. Stir the contents of the pan, so that everything mingles and gets acquainted, and then let it settle. Once the bottom of the eggs are cooked shove the pan under the grill for a minute, just to set the top of the eggs, and then serve! FINAL TRUTH: I like to eat this with ketchup. I just do.




  1. This frittata looks spectacular! Love the combo of veggies you used! I love go-to meals like this one, that can be made on busy nights when the fridge is almost empty. In fact, I have a feeling I’m going to need to make something similar for dinner tonight : )

    • Thanks Jamie! Go to it.

  2. I’m not a student anymore, but i could eat this all the time. Sounds like something i would eat for a midnight snack.

  3. Love the ingredients in this frittata! I love using up all the food in my fridge/freezer. Also, eating toast/apples to but a steak is totally justified/genius :)

  4. This looks delicous! I have a fritatta recipe that has tomatoes, croutons and cheese. This looks so good as well! I’ll definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing! X Jane

  5. This would be a hit in our house because it can take advantage of so many of our harvest vegetables. Beautiful dish!

  6. I’m definitely in love with this! So easy, cheap and delish… I think this is going to be my dinner soon ;)

  7. I’ve never had anything like this but I’m sure I would love it! I can put peas in just about anything (much to my family’s dismay!) Love them!

  8. Beautiful pictues and recipe !
    I also love the lay-out of your blog.

  9. Love fritattas, add potatoes, onions and peas and it is perfect for breakfast lunch or dinner. Love it!

  10. Hehe I love omelettes for a quick, delicious meal and we always have peas and onions. It sounds weird but I’m crazy about both (not slicing or cooking the onions though, I always tear up!).

  11. Such a quick Breakfast, I never have breakfast on my weekdays.. but you can do this so fast that i’m tempted.. I would Add them some mint leaves to have a fresh touch.. A british toouch too

  12. Hey Sarah! I love this recipe, and I love your pics! You have a really great design aesthetic… it’s modern and rustic at the same time. Very unique! Love your whole blog design! ;)

  13. This would be loved in our home. Love simple one pot dishes and I could have this for dinner too.
    Looks really nice.

  14. This looks like something I could eat both servings of by myself. And I would totally eat it with ketchup too. :)

  15. Gorgeous pictures! Love the sound of This frittata , it looks and sounds amazing!

  16. I caught your comment about ketchup and laughed aloud—me too!!! I may be food obsessed but ketchup belongs on eggs, obviously… those who judge are just not sophisticated enough

  17. I like your ingredients to egg ratio!

  18. Like it??? NAH!!! I think I’m gonna LOVEEE it! This looks amazing! and like you said, it’s something that can be prepared especially when you’re pressed for time, not to mention pocket friendly!!! Amazing!

  19. I just had this for lunch and it was quite tasty. I served it up with sour cream (my fave) and then I had a few bites with ketchup as well. It was such an easy meal to prepare and very filling. I just want to say that I had to be a little generous on the salt and I used black pepper instead. I will make this often, I’m sure of it. Thanks!

    • I’m so glad you liked it! Good point on the salt – I did the same, I’ll add a note to the recipe.

  20. Your frittata must be my baked eggs in a pan… I have that about 3-4 times on lazy weeks. Bookmarking this as a back-up meal for when I run out of baked beans hehehe

  21. Some of my favorite meals I created while I was a poor grad student. Pasta fagioli made with the scraps of pasta at the bottom of the box + cheap beans? Score!
    Thanks for another meal in my arsenal :)

    • My pleasure! Love your work!

  22. I just found your website and totally love your sense of humor! I’m definitely gonna make this this weekend and see if my picky boyfriend will like it lol

  23. Just wanted to send a quick note; I stumbled upon this via Buzzfeed article while leaving the gym and knew it must be done. Made it with added leftover celery amd bellpepper and it tastes great. It is also great since I’m a vegetarian and need to mix up my quick dishes. Thank you so much!

    Also, Sriracha is a great addition for any aspiring poor college cook.

  24. It seems delicious! I’m going to try it later! Anyway, thanks for posting this, you are very kind :)

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