Definition of frittata in US English:

frittata

noun

  • An Italian dish made with fried beaten eggs, resembling a Spanish omelet.

    • ‘Don't be tempted to turn the heat up too much, as this will burn the bottom of the frittata.’
    • ‘On the menu you'll find fresh pasta, panini, frittatas and both brunch and breakfast fare.’
    • ‘He ordered a vegetable frittata - a pie-like omelette with veggies embedded - while I had pastrami and cheese sandwich.’
    • ‘Return the frittata to the pan with the topside down.’
    • ‘Scatter the frittata with the remaining cheese, place the pan under the grill and cook for a further couple of minutes until the eggs are just firm.’
    • ‘Or why not make a large frittata with eggs and ricotta, and spice it up with bacon and a herb such as basil, tarragon or chervil?’
    • ‘You can make deviled eggs for appetizers, spike them in eggnog or make quiches, frittatas, omelets or other brunch-type party fare.’
    • ‘Periodically check the underside of the frittata to ensure it is not browning too quickly.’
    • ‘Shake the pan if needed in order to release the frittata.’
    • ‘In addition to the frittata, I'll have about 16 ounces of flank steak or 90% lean ground beef.’
    • ‘The good news is that Kate came over last night and I cooked a frittata and it turned out quite lovely.’
    • ‘This is a quick and easy, no-nonsense recipe that makes a terrific frittata in hardly any time at all.’
    • ‘Egg-based dishes such as omelettes or frittatas which include cooked vegetables can be prepared quickly and make a wholesome entrée.’
    • ‘Somewhere between a frittata and a souffle, this comforting, old-fashioned dish is perfect for dinner when you don't want to spend a lot of time shopping or cooking.’
    • ‘This Italian flavored frittata is good served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on your mood.’
    • ‘We've got three more wonderful ideas for you: a Mexican omelet wrap, a sausage and potato frittata and banana nut pancakes.’
    • ‘A legacy from Italian colonial days is the frittata, made by scrambling eggs with onion and peppers.’
    • ‘Remove the frittata from the heat and sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top of the frittata.’
    • ‘It's sort of like a frittata or a quiche, although neither of those do justice to the wonderfully distinctive, almost tangy, taste.’
    • ‘For speed and efficiency, bake the frittata in the same skillet you use to cook the filling.’

Origin

Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere ‘to fry’. Compare with fritter.

Pronunciation

frittata

/frēˈtädə/