Trust us, there's nothing better than finding a make-ahead frittata when you come home late looking for a balanced and complete meal for your family.
How to make a good Frittata?
The truth is… There's not a correct list of ingredients. Instead, the more leftovers you have on your hands, the more your frittata will be delicious. Vegetables, ham, pasta or Parmigiano Reggiano are perfect ingredients for a complete and balanced meal. About the method, as Italians, we always think that the most straightforward procedure of making a frittata is also the best one.
PREPARATION TIME: 8 minutes
COOKING TIME: 25 minutes
- 8 eggs
- 1 splash of Milk
- 1/2 cup leftover pasta fully cooked
- 1/2 cup mixed cooked vegetables (asparagus, to stay in season, is a very good combination)
- 1/3 cup of ham, sausage, bacon fat, coppa, finocchiona or any other kind of cured meat
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmigiano Reggiano
- 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, beat the eggs with one splash of milk and season with salt, pepper and ½ cup of shredded Parmigiano Reggiano. Whisk together the egg mixture, pasta, ham, vegetables, salt and pepper.
- Line an ovenproof skillet or a round baking tray with parchment paper and spread one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil above. Pour the mixture into the skillet/baking tray and stir to distribute the ingredients.
- Bake about 20 minutes in the oven or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Grill the last 5 minutes or until the top is puffed and golden brown.
- And it's done! Cool for at least 10 minutes, then serve with a green salad and enjoy your Italian frittata!