Fabulous Frittata
  • Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Pecorino Romano or grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Leftover vegetables, whatever you have in fridge, but red peppers are a great item to add to this
  • Bacon or prosciutto or ham or bulk sausage
  • Leftover roasted potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • If you are using prosciutto or bacon, cut into small pieces, cook till crisp (I cook the bacon in the oven less mess!!!) and add to recipe before cooking.
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Cast iron (or ovenproof skillet)
  2. Medium heat
  3. (if adding bulk sausage, add here, and fry till browned and use just 1 tablespoon of olive oil to coat bottom of pan).
  4. Preheat oven to 425 and then drop to 350 degrees when you put skillet into oven
  5. Scramble 8 eggs
  6. Add all above ingredients
  7. Pour into pan
  8. Don't touch for a few minutes until you see the sides bubble up
  9. use spatula to ensure all egg mixture is being"cooked"
  10. once it looks like it is setting a bit (about 5 minutes)
  11. place into oven and cook until set in the middle -- check after 20 minutes
  12. but likely it will take up to 30 minutes (depending on size of skillet)
I don't know about you, but I have a couple of small containers of "leftover" vegetables in the fridge; asparagus, spinach, broccoli; zucchini; along with small pieces of hard cheese -- what do do?? Create a Frittata (the Italian word for fry is Friggere" And others loosely translate Frittata to mean "a bit of a mess" Either way, it's a great way to use your leftover cheese/hams/vegetables in the fridge! Serve with crusty Italian bread and a nice green salad!