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 (frĭ-tä′tə, frēt-tä′tə)
An open-faced omelet with ingredients, such as cheese or vegetables, mixed into the eggs rather than used as a filling.

[Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere, to fry; see frit.]
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(Cookery) an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat thick omelette
[C20: Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere to fry]
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(frɪˈtɑ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
an unfolded omelet in which the eggs are mixed with vegetables, cheese, or other ingredients, cooked slowly over low heat, and then browned on top.
[1930–35; < Italian: omelet]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frittata - Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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This frittata is perfect for a weekend brunch, and you can enjoy any leftovers during the week.
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Mix thoroughly FRITTATA WITH SUMMER VEGETABLES AND GOAT'S CHEESE From the Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells Ingredients 400g new potatoes 300g mixed summer vegetables, asparagus, French beans, shelled broad beans, shelled or frozen peas 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil 2 bunches of spring onions trimmed and roughly chopped A good handful of chives 7 large or 8 medium eggs 75g medium-strong goat cheese Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Cut up the new potatoes and place into large pan.
Here, hot-smoked salmon, potatoes, chives, creme fraiche and goat cheese make for an ultrarich frittata that's appropriate for any brunch.
4 Pour the mixture back into the skillet and cook over low heat for a couple of minutes to set the bottom of the frittata before placing the skillet in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
He also prepares a warm crispy salmon salad and a potato, goats cheese and spinach frittata, offering a great mix of protein and slow-release carbs.
In just 20 minutes, you could be chowing down on a tasty frittata.
"This is our traditional food," Miguel Fonseca, manager of the trendy Ecork Hotel in Evora, told me as he pointed to one of the sausages, mixed into a frittata and displayed at the center of a festive smorgasbord of Portuguese tapas.
By that I mean all the ingredients of your classic fry-up are inside this delicious frittata, which is basically an Italian take on an omelette, similar to a Spanish tortilla.
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