ITALIAN OMELETTE FRITTATA
Italian omelette is an absolute classic! Made with eggs, parmesan and parsley, you can use this as a base recipe then add a variety of ingredients such as zucchini, potatoes, asparagus and spinach, or you can just enjoy it as it is! This scrumptious Italian omelette, also known as a frittata, can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Watch video recipe:
6 farm fresh eggs
Pinch of salt
Fresh bunch of parsley (already washed)
3-4 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
Medium size fry pan
- To make this classic Italian Frittata, crack open the 6 eggs, adding them to your mixing bowl.
- Then, wash your hands and beat the eggs well with a fork.
- Once the eggs are mixed well, add a pinch of salt and cut the parsley into the bowl too (you can chop this up on the side, then add it in too, if you prefer)
- Mix the ingredients for the frittata together very well and then add the parmesan cheese and continue mixing through.
VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: You can also use grated pecorino cheese which is a delicious alternative!
- Then, heat up a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a medium size saucepan on the stove.
- Once the oil is heated up, quickly pour the frittata mixture into the pan leaving it for about 10 seconds to begin to cook.
- Then, using a fork, bring in the edges of the frittata, so you start to cook it from the outside in. This will help to dry up the egg, and make sure it doesn’t stick.
- Follow this process until most of the egg is no longer a liquid, then remove the frypan from the stove, get a flat round plate, place it on top of the frypan and flip it on to the plate!
- Then, quickly put the frypan back on the stove, and slide the Italian omelette back on to it, leaving any leftover liquid to drain on top – Nonna never wastes anything!
- Leave this to cook for at least 2 minutes before turning it another 2 times, and it will start to brown slightly so you know it is cooked through.
VINCENZO’S TIP: The fresher the eggs, the better the Italian omelette will turn out. If you don’t have access to these, try to find free range and add an extra one if they look small.
HOW TO SERVE:
Serve a slice of this classic Italian omelette/frittata with a side of bread or on top of crunchy toast for breakfast. It will serve up to 4 people and is also delicious in a panino with mortadella or prosciutto.
E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate…Enjoy!
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