The perfect frittata is an elusive delicacy for many home chefs. Don’t get hung up on the details! Follow these simple steps for making the frittata foolproof.
Hint: Remember, the frittata is a great vehicle for leftovers! Toss in those miscellaneous veggies with fresh eggs for a one-of-a-kind dish or use it as the perfect pantry or fridge clean out. Leftover potatoes, broccoli, spinach or even salsa make a great addition to your frittata.
1. Go light on the dairy, but make it full-fat.
Dairy has the ability to take your recipe from “Hey, this is pretty good!” to “Wow! Extraordinary!” While not necessary, it is a delicious addition you won’t want to leave out. Whole milk, sour cream, yogurt, or crème fraîche are all great options!
2. Measure, measure, measure.
Remember one simple rule: For every dozen eggs you use, use one half-cup of dairy. If you’re worried about making too much food, don’t worry about it. The beauty of a frittata is that it serves a crowd!
3. Pre-cook your add-ins.
Fully cook any add-ins that might release moisture into the eggs, such as mushrooms, tomatoes, and squash or zucchini. Sauté them separately so that they don’t make your eggs soggy.
4. Watch for overbaking.
The best frittata has the texture of custard while an over-baked frittata will be dull in color and sponge-like. To make sure your eggs cook properly, check the frittata five minutes before it’s supposed to be done.
5. Choose your eggs wisely.
Set your frittata up for success from the very beginning. Choosing eggs that are 100% Cage Free and humanely raised is a great start. NestFresh hens are fed an all vegetarian diet and are raised without hormones or antibiotics. Simply, NestFresh Eggs come from happy, healthy hens! Give our Potato, Sun-Dried Tomato and Rosemary Frittata a go!