Roasted Pepper Potato Frittata with Harissa Aioli

Roasted Pepper Potato Frittata with Harissa Aioli



  • 2 lb small yellow potatoes cut into 1" pieces

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained

  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme

  • 1/4 cup J. Olive Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 10 large eggs

  • 2 tsp fine sea salt

  • Fresh ground pepper to tasteAioli

  • 1 cup J. Olive Co. Harissa Olive Oil

  • 1 large clove garlic

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a small pot, cover the potatoes with water. Add a Tbsp of salt and bring to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until just barely tender when pierced with a knife tip, about 8 minutes. Remove and drain the potatoes.

  2. In a heavy 12" ovenproof saute pan (cast iron is ideal here) heat the UP EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the fully drained and dry potatoes to the hot oil and saute until they just begin to take on a golden hue.  Add the shallot and roasted peppers to the potatoes. Continue cooking over medium-high flame for another 3 minutes until the shallots begin to take on a golden hue. Add the fresh thyme.

  3. In a large bowl, crack the eggs and whisk with 2 tsp of salt and ground pepper to taste. Pour the eggs over the potatoes and vegetables in the pan. Place the entire pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the egg is fully set and the bottom of the frittata is golden brown. Cut the frittata into wedges and serve each slice sprinkled with thinly sliced scallions, a sprinkle of fresh thyme, and a dab of aioli, if desired.

  4. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and garlic clove. Process until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil, pouring in a thin stream until the mixture comes together forming an emulsion.

*Special thanks to Veronica Foods for the amazing recipe and image!