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Italian Frittata Wears Spring Green

Frittata Broccoli Potato and Parmesan Cheese

Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Table, and Spring right behind,.. March is a merry month!

Take a break and have a friend over for an Italian Frittata. First cousin of the Tortilla Espanola, and French Omelet.

All things are one. Tchuang-Tzu

The palate of ingredients used in a frittata is unlimited, use what’s abundant at the market, extra in your refrigerator, even leftovers… give it a whirl!

The secret of a good vegetable frittata is keeping out any excess moisture from the vegetables.

Italian Frittata

Italian Broccoli Potato Parmesan Frittata

4 eggs

2 small to medium potatoes, sliced thin

2 stalks broccoli and flowerets, cut into small pieces

1 sweet onion, sliced wafer-thin

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

6 tablespoons of NSVOO* or a mix of canola and olive oil

¼ cup water

¼ teaspoon salt

freshly ground pepper to taste

Grate Potatoes and Dry

With an upright cheese grater, grate pieces of potato on largest grate. Wrap in clean linen towel to remove excess moisture.

Cut broccoli, slice onion, grate Parmesan cheese.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in large skillet.

Saute Potatoes

When oil is hot sauté potato slices in skillet 3-5 minutes. Turn. Set aside in a bowl.

Add broccoli to skillet. Sauté 3 minutes. Add water as needed.

Drain Broccoli

Drain broccoli. Set aside.

Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons oil in skillet until soft.

Fold Parsmean Into Eggs

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs; add salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Add onions and broccoli to eggs, mix well.

In skillet, add additional oil if needed, distribute potatoes evenly in bottom of skillet— reheat potatoes on medium heat.

Distribute Egg Mixture Evenly Over Potatoes

Pour egg broccoli mixture over potatoes. Cook on low heat for about 5 to 6 minutes or until light brown on underside— the top will still be a little runny. When ready take skillet over sink with large plate on top.

Turn Over Slide Back Into Pan

Flip skillet over onto a plate.

If necessary add a little more oil to skillet. Slide frittata from plate back into pan to brown the top cook for 3-5 minutes.

Serve Another Slice

Serve immediately.


14 thoughts on “Italian Frittata Wears Spring Green

  1. A perfectly balanced meal, easy on the wallet, the wasteline and one pan. It doesn’t get any better then that! Great pictures, we could use the green in the spring. This ones going straight to the printer.

  2. This looks so good ! I wish it was that green outside my window. I can hear the birds so the green can”t be far behind..

  3. Looks amazing on the website! I am lucky to say I was able to try this and it was so delicious my grandmother and I devoured nearly the whole thing! Great recipe, Adagio! What a lovely meal!

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