Serves 4
Breakfast

Ingredients

Fonio Frittata with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Tomato
  • olive oil,,,for cooking,zerta-oliva-extra-virgin-olive-oil-16-9-oz
  • butternut squash,1,cup,peeled and diced 1/2 in,
  • ripe tomatoes,1 to 2,,chopped,
  • garlic clove,1,,crushed,
  • cooked fonio,1,cup,,yolele-fonio-grain
  • baby spinach leaves,1 to 2,packed cups,torn into pieces,
  • large eggs,5,,,
  • milk,1/2,cup,,
  • grated cheddar,1/2,cup,or goat cheese (plus extra for top),
  • salt,,,,
  • pepper,,,,tellicherry-peppercorns
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Fonio Frittata with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Tomato

Spice up your next lazy Sunday brunch with this colorful frittata recipe by Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam.

Reprinted with permission from Yolele Foods. Photograph copyright © 2017 Evan Sung for Yolele Foods.

Written By Pierre Thiam | Mar 13, 2019

Ingredients

Fonio Frittata with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Tomato
  • olive oil,,,for cooking,zerta-oliva-extra-virgin-olive-oil-16-9-oz
  • butternut squash,1,cup,peeled and diced 1/2 in,
  • ripe tomatoes,1 to 2,,chopped,
  • garlic clove,1,,crushed,
  • cooked fonio,1,cup,,yolele-fonio-grain
  • baby spinach leaves,1 to 2,packed cups,torn into pieces,
  • large eggs,5,,,
  • milk,1/2,cup,,
  • grated cheddar,1/2,cup,or goat cheese (plus extra for top),
  • salt,,,,
  • pepper,,,,tellicherry-peppercorns
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Step one

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step two

Heat and drizzle oil in a large, heavy skillet set over medium heat. Sauté the butternut squash for 2-3 minutes until the squash is starting to turn golden. Add tomatoes and garlic to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes, until the tomatoes release their juices. Add the fonio and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until it wilts.

Step three

Meanwhile, stir together the eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Place the fonio and vegetable mixture into a baking dish or regular sized muffin tins that have been sprayed with nonstick spray, and pour the beaten eggs over top. If you like, sprinkle with more grated or crumbled cheese.

Step four

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until puffed and set. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold.