June 23, 2017

Mediterranean Frittata

On the Menu Today~
Mediterranean Frittata

What is a Frittata?
Pronounced [frih-TAH-tuh]
An Italian Omelet that usually has the ingredients mixed with the eggs,
rather than being folded inside, as with a French omelet.
It can be flipped or the top can be finished under a broiling unit.
An omelet is cooked quickly over moderately high heat and
after folding has a flat-sided half-oval shape.
A frittata is firmer because it's cooked very slowly over low heat and
round because it isn't folded.

As with an omelet,
any ingredient combination can be used to make a delicious,
satisfying and very affordable meal.

Make a Frittata for breakfast, lunch, dinner or
a late-night snack. Anytime is a good time for a frittata.

Mediterranean Frittata

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 3/4 cup cooked orzo pasta
  • 1/3 cup chopped, pitted ripe olives
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups warmed spaghetti sauce, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil in ovenproof 10-inch skillet until tender.
  2. Add tomato, basil and oregano; cook and stir 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in orzo and olives; transfer mixture to a small bowl, set aside.
  4. Beat eggs, salt and pepper in medium bowl.
  5. Stir in tomato/orzo/olive mixture; set aside.
  6. Melt butter in same skillet.
  7. Add egg mixture; sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Cook over low heat 8 to 10 minutes or until bottom and most of the middle is set.
  9. Broil 5 to 8 minutes or until top is browned.
  10. Cut into wedges. 
  11. Serve with warmed spaghetti sauce, optional

Frittata, Italian, Eggs, Tomato, Olives, Cheese
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