This veggie cake is perfect for lunch, breakfast, or a light spring supper. It’s similar to a frittata and omelet—an egg-based dish filled with all kinds of veggies. It’s a quick, easy, and versatile dish—perfect for spring. It’s great for those who want a healthier recipe, as you can easily add your favorite veggies to make it more nutritious. It can be made with various meats, cheeses, or vegetables. It’s easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. You’ll need eggs, a bell pepper, an onion, a potato, milk, flour, and cheese. Mix together, and bake on the stovetop—no oven needed!
To make the veggie cake light and fluffy, whisk the eggs well until very foamy. If you want to make them really puffy, you can separate the eggs, and whisk the whites until peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the rest of the ingredients and proceed with the recipe.
If you want the onions to taste sweeter, you can caramelize them beforehand.
The veggie cake can be made ahead of time and served hot or at room temperature.
Don’t be tempted to overcook the veggie cake, otherwise, it will come out rubbery instead of light and fluffy.
Feel free to add garlic, and fresh herbs like parsley, basil, thyme, or oregano.
You can add more vegetables according to your liking. Try any of the following:
Caramelized sweet onionSweetcornSauteed mushroomsSauteed leeksWilted baby spinachGrated carrot
For a meatier version, add cooked ground beef, cooked bacon, chopped ham, or shredded rotisserie chicken.
If you prefer, you can make the veggie cake in the oven. Use an 8-inch baking tin and bake at 180°C/350°F for 20-25 minutes until a golden crust forms. Remember to use an oven-safe baking dish!
The veggie cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container so that it does not absorb any odors in your fridge.
Chop the red pepper and onion finely.
Slice the green onions into thin slices.
Grate the potato on the coarse side of a grater.
Place the eggs in a large mixing bowl.
Add the milk to the eggs.
Add the dry ingredients: flour, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
Add the chopped vegetables.
Mix gently until the ingredients are just combined.
Transfer half of the mixture to the pan and top with cheese slices.
Pour the rest of the mixture on top of the cheese slices.
Cook over low heat for 6 minutes.
Place a plate on top of the veggie cake, and flip. Continue to fry for another 3 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!