First Time Frittata – Video Post

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Watch me fumble through my first frittata. Yes, my first!

Just in case you are like me, a frittata newbie, let me explain what a frittata is. Basically, it’s an Italian style omelet cooked in the oven with the fillings mixed into the egg. I believe most “normal” people use cheese, meats and veggies. I stuck only with veggies. First of all, I really don’t like cheese and egg together (I know, I’m a freak) and both cheese and egg tend to add extra fat and calories and I don’t really need with all the holiday meals coming. That being said, I think some lean ham and a sprinkle of Parmesan would be delicious in this!

I’m going to warn you now, my frittata doesn’t come out perfect. I totally under cooked the inside and messed up BUT after I shut off the video and popped it in the warm oven for about 10 more minutes (no broiler) it made a fabulous breakfast!

Part 1 – Cooking the Frittata

Part 2 – The Unfinished Frittata

Here is picture of the finished frittata after an additional 10 minutes in the heated oven. Finished Frittata It really did come out delicious! Although, the toddler wasn’t too impressed. I’m not sure he’s ready for large chunks in his eggs yet. He likes his simple cheese egg omelets much better. Oh well, more for me!

I hope this horrendous attempt at cooking a frittata inspires you to try something new in the kitchen. Sometimes I really don’t know what I’m doing (ok, MOST of the time). The fun for me comes from trying! You just never know, you may end up with an awesome meal on your hands!

I thought I post the Approximate Nutritional Information for the one I made in the video (the one pictured). It was small but definitely enough for two people, so I’m counting half as a serving.

Now remember if you want to reduce the fat, replace 2 of whole eggs with 3-4 egg whites. That would knock the fat down in half!

Aprox Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Calories Fat Fiber
2 160 10g 1g

P.S. The reason you have 2 videos is because after I edited the two together I realized that I successfully blabbed enough and overshot the 10 minute limit on youtube! Yes, yes I know I’m a chatter mouth!

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  1. Bonnie

    Roni,
    I’ll bet your favorite color is green….right? What made me say that? Hmmmmmmmmm. You did a great job on your Frittata…and you’re just so enjoyable to watch…toddler and all! I just finished making your chocolate meringue cookies. I’m not sure I did it just right. I only got 23, and they were very small. And I’m not sure the Stevia was sweet enough, but I used the packets and poured several into a measuring teaspoon. They taste a bit bitter…but still good, ya know? Oh well, I will try again tomorrow. For one thing, my eggs may have been not the freshest. And I’m not sure about the Stevia, and I “could have” beat the whites a little too long and perhaps beat some of the air out of them. Oh well, like you said in this video…it’s all about experimenting…or something like that. Thanks Roni!

  2. Dani

    That was fantastic…hey at the end of the day cooking is all about trial and error, you just gotta jump in and do it. Besides, I thought the frittata looked delicious:).

  3. roni

    Bonnie – Ahhhh you caught me! LOL the first two videos were a fluke. I didn’t even realize I was wearing green! Then when I did I was searching through my closet for more green stuff! Now it’s a “thing”. LOL

    As for the cookies, the Stevie is a bit tricky to work with. I noticed the sweetness level is drastic different with different brands. Which I think is odd. To be honest, I think the cookies come out better with the Splenda. You could always double the sugar but then in essence you would be doubling the calories.

    Oh! and they are pretty small. Last time I got 27 out of the batch, I think when you use the stevia the cookies have less volume.

    Dani – THANKS! That means a lot coming from you, your stuff is AWESOME!

  4. Kath

    Roni,

    That was HILARIOUS!! The toddler part!! I loved the duster coming in the frame. Hilarious.

    Oh, and the frittata looked great too. We make them often with things like smoked salmon, goat’s cheese, asparagus, mushrooms, etc.

  5. Allison

    So I have loved all your videos so far, but this was my favorite all because of the toddler (I guess that is just the teacher in me). He was a riot :) And the fritatta looks great! Thanks for the new idea!

  6. Tanya

    I just made this and it was delicious! Thanks Roni. Great video and I loved watching your toddler run around. It makes it real. I have three kids of my own all under the age of 6.
    I am heading to the gym so to boost the protein a little bit I just added a slice of fat free ham and a sprinkle of cheese as I do love egg and cheese together!

    Thanks for this. It is a really nice weekend treat too!
    Take care.

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