Picnic courgette & egg bites with red pepper chutney

Picnic

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As summer heralds sunny days, what better way to enjoy the outdoors than with a picnic made for sharing

Makes 25

6 eggs

1 rosemary sprig, chopped

1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano, plus extra leaves to garnish

1 pinch saffron (optional)

6 tbsp olive oil

500g potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

1 courgette, trimmed and chopped

1 red pepper, deseeded and diced

1 red chilli pepper, deseeded and diced

1 shallot, peeled and chopped

2 tsp capers

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

sea salt and black pepper

25cm ovenproof frying pan

small jar with lid

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6. In a large jug, whisk together the eggs, rosemary, oregano and saffron, if using. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in the ovenproof pan. Add the potatoes and fry for 5-8 mins, turning regularly, until golden. Set the potatoes aside on a plate. Add another 2 tbsp of oil to the pan, then fry the onion, 2 of the garlic cloves and the courgette for 4-5 mins until softened. Add the potatoes back to the pan, then pour over the egg mixture. Bake for 20-25 mins until set. Allow to cool.

In the meantime make the red pepper chutney. Pour the remaining oil in a saucepan and fry the remaining garlic, the red pepper, chilli pepper and shallot for 3-4 mins until softened. Transfer to a food processor and add the capers, sugar and basil. Season, then blend until a chunky consistency. Transfer to a jar to serve or transport.

Turn the egg fritter onto a chopping board, then cut into 25 squares. Serve, garnished with oregano leaves and black pepper, and accompanied by the chutney.

The Mole begged as a favour to be allowed to unpack it all by himself

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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