Summer Frittata With Fresh Herbs

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love my herb garden! This is a super quick dinner that is delicious! Serve with crusty bread and a side salad.....summer has never tasted so good! Adapted from chef Anne Quatrano of Atlanta's Bacchanalia.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Saute garlic in olive oil over moderate heat in a small saucepan until soft and golden, 7 minutes; discard the garlic. In a heat resistant dish or pie pan, toss diced bread with 1 tablespoon of garlic oil. Bake for 6 minutes, or until crisp. Leave the oven on.
  3. Whisk eggs with Parmesan, cream, chives and tarragon in a medium sized bowl; season with salt and pepper. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the garlic oil.
  4. In a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining garlic oil until shimmering. If using a cast iron pan, make sure it is coated well with oil.
  5. Whisk the eggs again and add to skillet. Cook without stirring for 1 minute, until just set around the edge. Lift the edges of the fritatta with a spatula and tilt the pan so the uncooked egg can seep underneath. Continue until the eggs are mostly set, 3 minutes.
  6. Spoon the ricotta in small dollops over the frittata; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the croutons.
  7. Bake for 4 minutes, until fluffy and set. Slide onto a large plate, cut into wedges and serve.
Most Helpful

Lovely flavors! Makes a wonderful brunch dish to share with friends. I would recommend longer baking time for ricotta to melt nicely over top. I suggest serving on bed of spring greens and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

Mama Cee Jay May 30, 2008