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Frittata con Cipolle

A really nice breakfast dish to take the nip off of a cool fall day. Red onions make the frittata taste sharper.

  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Large red onion, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taster
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped basil

Heat the butter in a medium size frying pan. When butter has melted, add onions to pan and cook over medium heat. When onions become translucent, salt and pepper to taste.

Break eggs into a bowl and beat well. Pour into frying pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, making sure the side of the frittata does not stick to the pan. Shake the pan if needed in order to release the frittata.

Take a plate, place it upside down over the pan. Turn the pan over over placing the frittata on the plate. Place frying pan back on the stove, and add butter. Slide the frittata back into frying pan to cook second side. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Plate as before.


Smoked Salmon Frittata

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 oz. Smoked Salmon
  • 3/4 cup Spinack
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 C. milk
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1/8 C. Gruyere cheese – diced

Pre-heat broiler

Heat small frying pan, and melt butter. Add Smoked salmon and allow to heat. Add Spinach.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and salt. Beat well. Pour the egg mixture over the salmon. Cover and cook over low heat for 7 – 9 minutes, or until the center is set.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the frittata. Broil the frittata until the cheese is melted.

Let the frittata set for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves 1-2


Sausage Frittata

Okay, okay. Quick question… who can tell me what teh difference is between an omelette and a frittata?

*taps foot* I’m waiting…

BUZZ! Times up! The difference is easy actually. A frittata is essentially an Italian Omelette. Instead of folding the eggs over filling of the omellete, in a fritatta, you mix the eggs with the fillings (henceforth called ingredients). You would then build the frittata much like a full fledged course… for example, you may need to cook onions, meats or other ingredients prior to adding the eggs. And cheese is typically added last, much like a topping to a pizza. Take the following recipe as an example of what makes a frittata:

  • 1/2 lb. sausage
  • 3 medium sized potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 C. milk
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 T. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 C. cheddar cheese

In a small saucepan, boil the potato slices until they become fork tender. Drain them.

Saute the sausage pieces until browned. Drain off the fat. Add the potatoes to the sausage.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and parsley. Beat well.

Pour the egg mixture over the sausage. Cover and cook over low heat for 7 – 9 minutes, or until the center is set. Heat the broiler.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the frittata. Broil the frittata until the cheese is melted.

Let the frittata set for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves 4 – 6.


$1000 Frittata

How do you draw attention to your hotel restaurant?

Well, if you’re Le Parker Meridien hotel on West 57th St in Manhattan, you sell an omelette for $1000.

As the AP article says:

“The omelet, which debuted May 5 and is billed as the “Zillion Dollar Frittata,” has six eggs, a lobster and – here’s the kicker – 10 ounces of sevruga caviar. The restaurant pays $65 an ounce for the caviar, according to Norma’s general manager, Steven Pipes.

“Since we knew it was going to be a very expensive dish, we decided to have some fun with it,” Pipes told the News. “It’s not just a gimmick, though. It tastes good.”

Not a gimmick? Yeah right. Then how come no one has ordered it yet?

If you feel like making it at home, here’s the recipe:

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