madonna del piatto

Italian family cooking

spring onion frittata


my sunny frittata

FRITTATA ALLE CIPOLLE. I think I am starting to have allucinations. The sun has disapppeared for so long that I try to reproduce it with colors and words. A frittata seems to be the brightest thing I can get in my kitchen during this bleak February. Please note: this is an uber-simple recipe. At the same time is squidgingly delicious and delicate. Therefore, it has rules. Good organic eggs, real  Parmesan, slow cooking. Cook it quickly with cheap eggs and fried onions and you get…well… scrambled eggs with onions. Not the same.

  • 4-5 spring onion, green removed, thinly sliced
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • salt and black pepper to taste

In a covered skillet, over low fire, soften onions  in  couple of tablespoon EVO oil until tender and slightly caramelized.  Beat the eggs with the cheese and milk, season.  Add the softened onions and, if time allows, let them soak in the egg mixture for 15 min.
Warm a tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. The pan has to be the smallest possible to hold the egg mixture so that the frittata will be at least 1.5 cm / 2/3 of an inch thick.
Add the egg mixture, cover and cook over very low heat until the frittata is almost set.
At this point use the lid to flip the frittata upside down and slide it back into the frying pan. Cook for a further few minutes until dry. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 4

Author: madonnadelpiatto

Former scientist, I now run B&B and cooking school Alla Madonna del Piatto in Assisi, Umbria, central Italy, together with my husband Ruurd, daughter Tea and truffle dog Google. We love good food and wine, travel, beautiful handicrafts like textiles and pottery. We feel fortunate to be able to share our magical mountain with many friends from all over the world.

7 thoughts on “spring onion frittata

  1. Sounds like I have my lunch sorted out for tomorrow now! Thanks Letizia! Delicious.


  2. Plenty variations possible. Try artichokes!


  3. Great recipe, I think we made a similar frittata in one of your cooking classes. It was a wonderful appetizer!


  4. oh my this is gorgeous! love the picture. and the food needs to be here on my plate!


  5. Ciao Claudia, grazie! Ciao Sandra, yes, this was the frittata we made during the last cooking class you attend. It’s good to know you will be here again in a few months!


  6. Sounds like a nice bright change from all the winter foods we’ve all been making…..thanks so much Letizia!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,324 other followers