← Back to Search Results
baking Italian
Mozzarella-Tomato-Basil Frittata

Photo by: Ben Fink
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Kathy Thomas

I created this recipe for a brunch with friends in our apartment to watch a Duke University basketball game. It is meant to be a twist on the usual pizza. I’m terrible at flipping omelets, and I had twelve people to serve, so a couple of frittatas made sense. I let the cheese get good and melted, and I serve the frittatas on ceramic platters we bought on our honeymoon. The recipe is wonderful for summer entertaining.

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound fresh or smoked mozzarella, diced
  • 2 tablespoons slivered basil leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the broiler.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the milk.

Pour 1 tablespoon of the oil into a very large ovenproof skillet, or use 2 skillets with half the ingredients in each. Place over medium heat on the stovetop and pour in the egg mixture. Scatter the tomatoes, cheese, and basil over the eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When the bottom just begins to brown, place the skillet under the broiler just until the top is set, a minute or less. Remove from the oven and use a large spatula to transfer the frittata to a serving platter. Cool about 10 minutes, cut into wedges, and serve.

Notes

Fresh ripe tomatoes and high-quality fresh mozzarella (or, if you prefer, smoked mozzarella) are the keys to the success of this recipe. A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet works extremely well.


© 2009 The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Florence Fabricant
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

222kcal (11%)
236mg (24%)
8mg (13%)
169mcg RAE (6%)
254mg
22mg
16g
3g
1g
4g
242mg (81%)
605mg (25%)
7g (35%)
16g (25%)
1mg (7%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
allergy-free-desserts Allergy-Free Desserts
by Elizabeth Gordon
the-new-basics-cookbook The New Basics Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
cooking-with-too-hot-tamales Cooking with Too Hot Tamales
by Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger
everyday-chinese-cooking Everyday Chinese Cooking
by Katie Chin, Leeann Chin
mom-a-licious Mom-a-Licious
by Domenica Catelli
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
ham-an-obsession-with-the-hindquarter Ham: An Obsession with the ...
by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
the-country-cooking-of-ireland The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?