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A frittata is simply an Italian open-faced egg omelette enriched with meats, cheeses and/or vegetables. Frittata (translation is fried) is cooked over low heat, more slowly than an omelette and it is not folded. It can also be baked, similar to a crustless quiche. Serve as is or on an Italian hero or as a panini.

With the football season here, sleeping in a bit on Sunday mornings and enjoying a cozy brunch by the fire is a nice way to spend family time. Brunch, a combination of breakfast and lunch food is typically served between 11:00AM and 3:00PM.

Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930’s. Cocktails with brunch (mimosas, bellinis and more) is part of the culture today, certainly while cheering on your favorite football team!

Ingredients: sandwich serves 4 people

· 5 extra large eggs

· ½ cup of egg whites

· ¼ cup of milk

· 2 tablespoons of olive oil

· ½ cup of scallions

· 10+ grape tomatoes sliced in 4

· Any vegetable and/or herb you like

· 2 tablespoons of grated parmigiana cheese

· Salt and pepper to taste

· ½ cup of ricotta

· 1/8 lb of prosciutto or sopresata

· 1 cup of arugula

· Italian seeded loaf of bread (I buy from Duck Island)


1. Heat a skillet with the olive oil

2. Throw in the scallions and tomatoes

3. Beat the eggs, egg whites, milk, cheese, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl

4. When the scallions and tomato mix is sauteed, pour in the egg mixture. Cook on low heat, moving around the egg mixture (for about 10-15 minutes)

5. Slice the bread in half, scooping out the excess dough

6. Spread the ricotta on both sides

7. On the bottom side, place slices of prosciutto on top of the ricotta

8. When the frittata is done, slice it into long sections and

place on top of the prosciutto

9. On the top side, place the arugula

10.Cut the frittata sandwich in four sections and serve

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A frittata is an easy breakfast or brunch item, can be made in advance and just heated in a pan on the stove top or in the oven.

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