Frittata for Two

eggs in cartonThis frittata for two is much easier to make than an omelet. It’s just potatoes and eggs and cheese really. You could add all sorts of things to it but here is a basic version to get you started.

This is good at room temperature, so good for entertaining or for lunches the next day.

And I’ve read that some people use the leftovers as a sandwich filling.

Basic Frittata for Two

Much easier than an omelet, here’s a basic frittata recipe with eggs and potatoes.

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 potato, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped (or marjoram, tarragon, rosemary or oregano)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3-4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used Cheddar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil and saute the sliced potatoes and onions a few minutes, stirring now and then but not constantly. You want everything cooked through, about 8 minutes, and for the potatoes to be a bit browned.
  2. Stir in the garlic and basil (or whatever herb you’re using). Pour the eggs over the potatoes and onion, sprinkle the cheese on top and salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook over medium low heat until set, about 10 minutes.
  3. Slice the frittata onto a plate, then hold the pan over the top of the plate while you flip the plate upside down, so that the frittata ends up bottom side up in the pan. Return to the burner and cook a few minutes. Alternately, rather than flip it over you can slide the pan under a preheated broiler for 2-3 minutes until the top is lightly browned. Let it sit a few minutes at least. Then slice and serve.


You might also like this frittata with grilled artichokes.



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