A Vegetable Frittata

Susan Feliciano

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@frenchtutor

What is a frittata? About.com says the following:
In the culinary arts, a Frittata is a flat Italian-style omelet that's usually prepared in a cast-iron skillet. A brunch menu classic, the frittata may also have its origin in Spanish cuisine.

To make a frittata, beaten eggs are cooked briefly in a hot skillet along with other ingredients such as onions, spinach, bacon and/or potatoes, and then topped with cheese and finished in the oven. When cooked in a round skillet, the frittata is then typically sliced into wedge-shaped portions for serving.


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Serves:

1

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
cream
a pinch
of salt and pepper if desired
1/2 to 1 c
cut up fresh or frozen vegetables, thawed. (i used a mix of snow peas, carrots, water chestnuts, and broccoli)
1 Tbsp
butter
2-3 Tbsp
grated cheese (i used gouda)
1
7 to 8-inch oven proof skillet

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whirl eggs and cream in blender until well-beaten. Add salt and pepper if desired. Set aside.
2
Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Saute vegetables 2-4 minutes. Pour beaten eggs over vegetables and cover skillet. Cook until eggs are almost set.
3
Preheat broiler. Top frittata with grated cheese. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and frittata is puffy. Serve immediately.
4
You can double this recipe for two if you use a 9-10 inch skillet.
You can also add other herbs, like rosemary or thyme, if you like.
Try different cheeses and different vegetable combinations.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy