Onion Frittata

Onion Frittata | Olives-n-Okra

If you follow this blog regularly, then you probably noticed that we’re hooked on frittate.  Onion frittata is one of my favorites. Frittate are quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive to make and can be made with just about any meat or vegetable (the pepperoni frittat is the next one I’ll post on ONO). Most of the time, we put a slice of frittat between two slices of bread (we usually split a loaf of hard Italian bread but sliced sandwich bread works too), and top it with hot cherry peppers in oil. We avoid the bread occasionally (like when we don’t have any) and serve frittat with a small salad. Frittat, for us, is usually prepared for lunch, but we have it for supper on occasion.

Onion Frittata Recipe
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Yield: 8
Onion frittat, or frittata di cippole, is a simple yet hearty meal. For a more savory frittat, cook onions until carmelized and add a tablespoon or two of grated parmesan cheese to the eggs before pouring over the onions.
  • 4 large sweet onions
  • 8 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Peel and thinly slice onions and soak in a bowl of cold water for 1 hour. Drain well before using.
  2. Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and sauté until onions are translucent and tender.
  3. In a medium bowl, add eggs and season with salt and pepper. Beat eggs until blended. Pour the egg mixture over onions, and reduce heat. Cook until eggs are firm, about 3 minutes.
  4. Place a dish over the top of the pan and flip frittat on plate, then return frittat to pan and cook other side until eggs are firm. (Instead of flipping the frittat, you can finish it under the broiler until the eggs are cooked.) Serve with bread and salad.
Soaking sliced onions in cold water for 1 hour before cooking reduces much of the harsh odor and pungent taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 149 Fat: 10.7g Saturated fat: 2.3g Carbohydrates: 7.3g Sugar: 3.5g Sodium: 209mg Fiber: 1.6g Protein: 6.1g Cholesterol: 164mg



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