pickled walnut frittata

Pickled Walnut, Potato & Thyme Frittata – Recipe

When it comes to Christmas flavours Pickled Walnuts are a real classic, but other than enjoying them with cheese an biscuits what can you do with them? They’re actually rather versatile and I love the mix of flavours in this Pickled Walnut, Potato and Thyme Frittata.

It’s a lovely light meal and great for using up any leftover potatoes from the roast. Warm, nutty, festive and perfectly satisfying it’s the perfect meal to enjoy on Boxing Day after all the excesses of Christmas.

pickled walnut frittata

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6 eggs
  • 6 new potatoes
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 4 Opies Pickled Walnuts
  • Salt & Pepper to season
  • Grated cheese (optional)


Step 1 – Heat a heavy frying pan on a medium heat with a little oil. Also preheat your grill.

Step 2 – Boil your new potatoes and slice, if you’re using up some leftover potatoes then just skip straight to slicing 🙂


Step 3 – Slice your walnuts. I like to keep them in rounds as they look quite pretty but don’t worry too much as they are quite soft and crumbly.

Step 4 – In a jug beat 6 eggs until they are well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste and your thyme. I used a delightful flat leaved Thyme I grow in the garden, so chopped the leaves up. Standard thyme is small enough to not worry, just strip it from the stalk.

Step 5 – Add your potatoes to the hot pan and fry for a few minutes, when they are ever so slightly coloured at the edges add the chopped walnuts and egg mix.

in the pan

Step 6 – Leave the frittata to cook on a medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, you want it to be cooked round the edges and underneath but for the top to still be a bit runny. You can tell by giving the pan a shake.

Step 7 – Finish cooking the frittata under the grill. At this stage if you want to add a sprinkle of cheese on to the top you can, though I find the flavours are enough without it. Grill until firm and slightly browned.

pickled walnut frittata

Serve with a salad and enjoy. This is a fab recipe and a great way to use up some leftovers and enjoy a lighter meal, perfect for lunches. It can even be enjoyed cold. It’s quick and easy to make and doesn’t involve much washing up afterwards, always a big win for me.

You can find Opies Pickled Walnuts at all major supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose.

Disclosure – This recipe is an entry into a competition with Opies and I have been compensated for my time.

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