frit·​ta·​ta | \ frē-ˈtä-tə How to pronounce frittata (audio) \

Definition of frittata

: an unfolded omelet often containing chopped vegetables or meats

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All meals are vegetarian and delicious: pepper frittata, butternut squash ravioli and carafes of hot herbal tea. Lori Basheda,, "In Pacific Palisades, a meditation retreat lets you escape from yourself," 6 June 2019 Its earthy, grassy flavor translates well to a wide variety of recipes, including salads, soups, frittatas, pastas, risottos, and beyond. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "3 Simple Ways to Cook With Asparagus," 5 Apr. 2019 McCormick & Schmick's has a special Easter brunch that includes a mix of breakfast options like frittatas and lunch options like roasted ham and dim sum. Taysha Murtaugh And Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "15 Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch Near Me," 11 Feb. 2019 After the edges set, transfer the frittata to the oven to finish cooking. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "I'm Declaring 2019 the Year of the Frittata—Here's How I Got Here and How You Can Too," 7 Feb. 2019 Round out things with bread and cheese and you’ll be freed up to throw together casual dishes, such as a giant salad or on-the-fly frittata, with little to no planning required. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "If You’re Gonna Cook on Vacation, Bring These Kitchen Tools with You," 28 June 2018 The latter is a greatest hits of salads and dips and breads from the menu, anchored by what is perhaps the best egg dish on the East Side: the kuku, a sort of frittata shot through with green herbs, studded with barberries and creamy white beans. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "35 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles," 27 Feb. 2018 My favorite go-to high protein breakfast meal is a frittata made with egg whites, lean steak, and feta. Patricia Bannan, Fox News, "10 dietitian-approved breakfasts to keep you full longer," 15 Aug. 2018 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

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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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