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Ciabattini Frittata - Shoemakers Frittata

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The daily workers of Italy have long made food that sustains them through the hours . This delicious and hearty dish will fuel your morning's work well. That goes for a relaxed week end brunch too.


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15 Min
20 Min
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large eggs
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
salt & freshly ground black pepper
slices pancetta, chopped
1 lb
potato's, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 Tbsp
olive oil, divided
small cipollini onions (or more)
garlic cloves (or more)
spinach or 2 -3 cups arugula, coarsely chopped
chopped fire roasted peppers (to taste)
3 oz
sliced provolone cheese (5 to 6 slices) (optional)

How to Make Ciabattini Frittata - Shoemakers Frittata


  • 1Preheat broiler.
  • 2Whisk together eggs, basil, Parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
  • 3Cook pancetta in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl then pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  • 4Add potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat until golden, about 3 minutes.

    Cover skillet and continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring a few times, until potatoes are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Transfer the potatoes with a slotted spoon to bowl containing the pancetta.
  • 5Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and sauté onion and garlic over medium-high heat until pale golden, about 4 minutes, then add spinach and sauté until just wilted.
  • 6Gently add the potatoes and pancetta, the roasted peppers, and remaining tablespoon of oil into onion mixture, spreading it evenly.
  • 7Pour egg mixture evenly over vegetables and cook over medium-high heat, lifting up cooked egg around edges with a heat-proof spatula to let uncooked egg flow underneath, 2 to 3 minutes.

    Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until it appears mostly set, with a moist top and center, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • 8Remove lid. If using the Provolone, broil frittata 5 to 7 inches from heat until set, but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes, then top with an even layer of cheese and continue to broil until browned and bubbling, 1 to 3 minutes (watch carefully).
  • 9If skipping the cheese, broil frittata until the top is lightly browned, 1 to 3 minutes (making sure it doesn't burn).
  • 10If using a nonstick skillet, slide the frittata onto a serving plate. If using a cast-iron skillet, cut and serve wedges directly from the skillet.

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About Ciabattini Frittata - Shoemakers Frittata

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Italian

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