How to Make a Frittata

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Lesson Overview

Frittatas are delicious, Italian-style omelets. They are easy to make and can be served for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Because the flavor combinations are virtually endless, frittatas are never boring. Whether you prepare ingredients or peek into the refrigerator to utilize leftovers, frittatas are like a blank canvass ready to accept a variety of textures, colors and flavors.

In this lesson, you will learn how to make delicious and fluffy, frittatas. You will learn how to choose a good pan for making frittatas and how to determine how many eggs to use for the number of people you are serving.

You will also learn how to properly prepare the ingredients for a frittata and how much filling to add to achieve a good balance. Finally, you will learn how to cook a frittata to achieve the best texture.

One of the best things about frittatas is that you don’t need a recipe. Just by having these simple techniques in your back pocket, tasty and interesting frittatas become an easy go-to meal any time of the day.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:

  • define frittata
  • estimate how many eggs to use in a frittata for the number of people you are serving
  • identify a good pan to use for making frittatas
  • know how to lighten the texture of a frittata
  • determine which ingredients need to be cooked or not before adding them to a frittata
  • determine how much filling to add to a frittata
  • properly cook a frittata
  • understand what to look for before flipping a frittata or transferring it to the oven or broiler to finish cooking
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Introduction: How to Make a Frittata

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Complete Your Self Assessment

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What are Frittatas?

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Choosing a Frittata Pan

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Preparing Frittata Ingredients

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Making a Basic Frittata

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Practice Activities & Recipes

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Lesson Quiz

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Finish Line Total Time: 1 hr 22 mins

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