frit·​ta·​ta frē-ˈtä-tə How to pronounce frittata (audio)
: an unfolded omelet often containing chopped vegetables or meats

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This set me up for one of my favorite leftovers: a cold wedge of frittata, sandwiched between toast, with spicy mayo and whatever lettuce is in the fridge. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 3 Mar. 2023 Each of the dishes from his sixteen-ish recipes is connected to the next: a pot of beans becomes a pasta dish, which becomes a soup, and so on, through a roast chicken and a frittata and rigatoni alla Genovese, and then all the way back around to a pot of beans again. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 Enter: the frittata. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 18 May 2021 Also on the menu were stuffed grape leaves, Persian noodles, herb frittata, and yogurt with cardoons, while the cuisine’s characteristic freshness was achieved through zingy herbs ranging from tarragon, saffron, parsley, dill, and cilantro. Maria Geyman, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2023 The Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 brunch menu is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes items such as sea bass, beef filet, chicken breast, eggs benedict, french toast, pasta, or an Italian frittata. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2023 Try adding extra roasted veggies to your next grain bowl, frittata, or salad. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2023 Throw some into this frittata, why don't ya? Lukas Volger, Bon Appétit, 7 Sep. 2021 Enjoy them at breakfast as part of a veggie scramble made with eggs or chickpeas, or slice them as the base for a baked frittata. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, 24 June 2021 See More

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Word History


Italian, from fritto fried — more at frit entry 1

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frittata was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Frittata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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