Fluffy Golden Frittata

"This frittata is different from most because the egg whites are stiffly beaten before adding the egg yolks, creating a beautiful light and puffy golden edge/crust. Use the vegetables and cheese of your choice. It's based on a recipe in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine. She suggested leeks, grape tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese, but we used onion, garden tomatoes and light cheddar, and it was fabulous."
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Heat 2 tsp olive oil in oven proof non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions/leeks and season with salt and pepper.
  • Saute a few minutes, cover and cook 5 more minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, cover and cook 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with salt and pepper to stiff peaks.
  • Gently whisk in egg yolks.
  • Brush skillet with 1 tsp olive oil.
  • Add eggs and spread out to cover pan; sprinkle cooked vegetable mixture over the eggs to within one inch of the edge.
  • Sprinkle cheese shreds or crumbles on top- if large crumbles press in slightly to be partially submerged.
  • Cook over medium heat until sides are dry, 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to oven and bake about 20 minutes until center is set.

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  1. Loved the toppings and it was easy to make. The egg crust was interesting. I liked the fluffy sides.
  2. Can't even remember how long ago I'd saved this recipe to make, forgot about it and found it today and decided to make it for breakfast. Was DH happy I did!! It's so light and fluffy and really looked pretty. I used onions, bacon, fresh tomatoes, spinach and swiss cheese that I sauted in the bacon grease. Then followed the very clear directions, YUM!! It diffently is not the same texture as most frittatas but a lovely change that we very much enjoyed, and a plus is it's fast and easy to put together.
  3. I made this tonight as directed, it was more like a baked omlette, it was VERY fluffy, perhaps like a souffle frittata. I was really wanting a frittata, it was lovely - just not what I was wanting.
  4. This recipe is just fabulous! I made it as written but in future I'll adjust the veggies to suit my family's taste. It's a wonderful base frittata recipe. Made for ZWT Frittata Challenge.
  5. This is very nice and cooked up just right. I divided it into quarters and topped it as each family member wanted. I think next time, my preference would be to whip just half the egg whites to give some volume and lightness, but reduce the egg white taste.



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