Spanish Frittata With Potatoes and Olives

"A flavorful frittata from the Moosewood New Classics."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • preheat oven to 400. lightly oil a 7x11 inch or 9 inch square baking pan.
  • in a bowl, toss the potato slices with 2 T of the oil, half of the garlic, the paprika, and a dash of salt.
  • Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes or till tender and golden brown.
  • In the same bowl, toss the onions and peppers with the cayenne and the remaining oil and garlic.
  • Spread in an even layer on a second baking sheet and roast until tender and brown, about 15 minutes.
  • meanwhile, combine the eggs, neufchatel or cream cheese, flour, milk and salt in a blender and puree to a smooth custard.
  • when the vegetables are roasted, reduce the oven temperature to 350.
  • Layer the roasted potatoes in the prepared baking pan. spread on the roasted onions and peppers. sprinkle with the olives and grated cheese and pour the custard over all.
  • bake for about 45 minutes, till the custard is set and the top is golden brown. serve hot or at room temperature.

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  1. I'm giving this a 4 for flavor, though we won't be making it again in our house. It was very tasty, but the egg/cream cheese/milk mixture was not an agreeable texture to any of us. I let it cook for a little over an hour and the mixture was still soft, though not liquid. I guess we all just like our eggs cooked hard.
  2. We enjoyed this recipe, I cubed the potatoes instead of slicing and I used cream cheese, also did some amount adjustments, thanks for sharing pattikay!..Kitten:)
  3. Roasting the potatoes and onions gave the frittata lots of flavor! I sliced the potatoes into 1/8" slices and roasted them with the onions in a large roasting pan. I also cut the recipe in half, which was just about right my (very hungry) husband and myself. Thanks Pattikay!
  4. My boyfriend prepared this, with tomatoes and fresh basil on the was delicious! I'm enjoying the leftovers as I write this. Roasting the vegetables added on some prep time, but I think it was worth the extra wait. Thanks for posting this; I'm sure we'll be having this again.
  5. This was really good. Roasting the vegetables first was a good flavor boost. The only thing I would change is to add another flavor to the potato layer. Maybe it was the type of paprika I used but the flavor was just too subtle and I think some rosemary or other herb would be good. I will try this again.


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