How to Make a Frittata

A frittata, I suppose could be described as a quiche without a crust.  Or if you like, a sort of a cold omelette with stuff in it, although having said that, you can eat it hot too (who makes up these rules anyway?)

cheese and vegetable frittata/omelette

I'm not really selling this am I?  

Seriously - theyre tasty, hot or cold and great for dieters because of the complete lack of naughty pastry.  You can make them any size you desire (or are able) and can put in them, within reason, anything you fancy, and they are excellent for lunches and picnics.

You can bake them in the oven like a quiche, or make them in  a pan then finish off under the grill - a bit like a Spanish omelette but without shuggling the egg around while it cooks, and probably a lot more veg than you'd add to an omelette.

Quite often they are made large, left to cool and then cut into square pieces or wedges. 

But what is also nice is to make a small one in a pan for one like I have done below, or to make mini frittatas in muffin tin.  A little cube of cheese is easier to deal with in making these than trying to sprinkle grated sheese on top.  I have no photo because I've never been able to make them without them sticking to the sides of the muffin tray.

Here's me making a delicious fresh salmon frittata

This is a frittata for one, and I'm making it up as I go in a tiny frying pan made for a single fried egg.

Try ir for yourself using whatever you have to hand.

For instance, cooked meat, bacon, tuna, tomato slices, onions, peas, sweet peppers, cooked potato, cooked, or grated raw carrot, seeds, green beans, spinach, mushrooms....

And it always tastes better with cheese

Frying fresh salmonFrying the salmon

There didn't seem to be any point in dicing it first, as fish falls into flakes easily once cooked

quartered onionThis is a small frittata for one, so not much onion is needed

Just a quarter of an onion is probably enough, especially with that big chunk of fish

Frying onion with fresh salmonfrying the onion with the salmon

So I chopped it and added it to the pan

cooked fresh salmon with onionflaking the cooked fish

Then flaked the fish once it was cooked

frying fresh salmon with onion and peassalmon, onion and peas together

Then added some frozen peas for the last few minutes

egg with dried herbs ready for whiskingadding herbs and spices to an egg

Normally I might have 2 eggs for a decent meal, but with the salmon as well, one egg should be just right

whisking egg and herbsbeating the egg with herbs and spices

Lightly beating the egg with a fork until the yolk and while are combined

making a salmon and vegetable frittatapouring a beaten egg in to make the frittata

Once the peas were well deforsted, whihc only takes a few minutes, I poured the egg into the pan

making a salmon and vegetable frittataMaking a frittata on a stovetop

Keep it over a low heat until it is aboput half cooked

adding cheese to an omeletteadding cheese to the frittata

Then add some grated cheese

adding cheese to a frittatacheese on the frittata and ready for grilling

The cheese may sink a little into the uncooked egg, but that's OK

the frittata goes under the grillGrilling the frittata to finish cooking the egg and melt the cheese

Pop it under the grill..

bubbling hot cheese frittata under the grill

 .... until it is bubbling deliciously

cheese salmon and vegetable frittata

I ate mine with pitta bread.  There's well enough vegetables there, but if you like, it would be nice served also with a salad

salmon frittata with pitta bread

Tasty and nutritious!

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