frit·​ta·​ta | \frē-ˈtä-tə \

Definition of frittata 

: an unfolded omelet often containing chopped vegetables or meats

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An Italian sausage–and-olive frittata, fried chicken and biscuits with sausage gravy, and a croissant stuffed with bacon, cheddar, and a farm egg round out the menu. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Atlanta," 21 Aug. 2018 Paired with a bottle of chilled Italian white, this frittata is positively deluxe. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Deluxe Asparagus Frittata, Topped With Burrata," 27 Apr. 2018 There are also sweets: cinnamon rolls, muffins, pie, cookies and some light lunch options such as a gluten-free frittata and a chicken salad croissant. Jennie Key,, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018 Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 Menu offerings include lump crab Benedict, lobster frittata and $5 sparkling wine. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Fox closing Little Cleo’s restaurant to expand Culinary Dropout in Phoenix," 1 May 2018 An egg and cheese frittata, cooked in an egg tray, took around six minutes. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Brava Hopes to Heat Up the 'Smart Kitchen' With a $995 Oven," 10 July 2018 An egg white frittata, which includes macadamia nut pesto, is another dish that incorporates local flavors. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 Cucina Enoteca’s brunch buffet is filled with fresh salads, pizzas, a carving station, an egg station with frittatas, scrambled eggs and omelets, and a decadent dessert station. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Carolina Gusman,, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of frittata

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frittata

Italian, from fritto fried — more at frit entry 1

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