Frittata (Italian Style Omelet)


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Frittata (Italian Style Omelet)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Servings: 1 four-egg omelet
Calories: 497 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil , coconut oil, or cooking fat of choice
  • Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-4 tablespoons garnishes , cooked and chopped (see below)
  • In the traditional frittata , the addition of cheese and garnishes is optional. If using cheese, Parmesan is the choice de rigueur. Traditional garnish options include onions, sautéed mushrooms or other vegetables, herbs, and rarely meats.
  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl.
  2. Beat them with a fork until the yolks and whites are blended together.
  3. Heat the oil in a small skillet (9-10 inches, preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat.
  4. When hot, gently tilt the pan to swirl around the oil until the bottom is evenly coated.
  5. Pour in the eggs.
  6. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs to season them.
  7. Sprinkle the cheese and garnishes all over the frittata immediately, before the eggs have a chance to set.
  8. Once the edges begin to set, run a spatula alongside the edge of the frittata to make sure it is loose from the pan.
  9. Once the frittata has begun to set, there are two options for finishing: flip the frittata or finish it under the broiler. To flip the frittata, place a large plate or lid on top of the pan.
  10. Carefully hold the lid to the pan (use caution as the skillet is still hot) and invert the skillet so that the frittata is flipped onto the plate/lid.
  11. Then gently slide it back into the pan and continue to cook until it’s just starting to brown on the bottom.
  12. A slightly easier method is to place the skillet in the oven under the broiler for 3-4 minutes or until set and just starting to brown.
Nutrition Facts
Frittata (Italian Style Omelet)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 679mg 226%
Sodium 683mg 28%
Potassium 278mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 23.9%
Calcium 41.3%
Iron 18.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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