Frittata di Spinaci (Frittata with Spinach)


Finally, frittata! 🙂

Frittata is a typical recipe for the dinner in Italy (famous is the “frittatona con cipolle” in Fantozzi, a very famous comic movie in Italy), but also for picnics….indeed it’s very good also when is cold, maybe inside a sandwich made with a good ciabatta 🙂

It is used to say that this is a recipe created to clean the fridge 😀 but if well done, it is a really good dish!

It can be made with almost everything, in this case we chose the spinach, but you can use onions, zucchini, artichokes, ham, pancetta, bacon, asparagus, etc.

INGREDIENTS (2 hungry people 😀 ):

  • 5 eggs
  • 250 g spinach (cleaned)
  • 40/50g grated Parmigiano Reggiano (or Pecorino if you prefer a stronger taste)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 chili
  1. Break the eggs in a bowl, beat the yolks with the egg whites, season with salt and pepper and add the grated cheese, and mix everything together, not for too long time.
  2. After washing the spinach, cook them for very few minutes with extra virgin olive oil, the garlic and the chili, just to make them softer. Then cut them small with a knife, and remove the garlic.
  3. Put the spinach in the bowl with the eggs and them add the whole in the same pan.
  4. Cook at medium heat and cover the pan, and with a fork do some cuts into the cooking eggs if it makes bubbles, in that way also the top liquids go down and cook better. By lifting the sides with a spatula control that the bottom doesn’t burn.
  5. When everything looks cooked enough/no more liquid (about 7/8 minutes), take a large dish, put it on the pan and then turn it upside down very fast (or if you are good enough, you can make it jump in the air 🙂 ).
  6. On the bottom of the pan spread some little grated cheese (optional, but it will make an even nicer crust on the frittata) and then put immediately back the frittata on the other side, and cook for other 4/5 minutes.
  7. Turn it again upside down on the dish (so the cheese crust will be on the top), and serve it…That’s all! 🙂


Calories (average man): 35′ running / 45-50′ cycling / 1h10′ wood cutting 😀

Calories (average woman): 45′ running / 55-60′ cycling / 1h35′ wood cutting 😀



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen says:

    It is interesting the way you cook your frittata, next time I will try adding the cheese to the pan.


    1. Hi Karen 🙂 Yes, it makes in my opinion a nice crust, but it’s good also without, it’s just an option 🙂 if you’ll try it, do it only for few minutes, it has to get a bit brown but not burnt 🙂

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