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Potato Basil Frittata

Potato Basil Frittata

Adapted from Ina Garten

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I seem to make frittatas every other week.  Eggs are a favorite in our family, and I used to think frittatas were a good way to clean out the produce drawer each week.   That changed when I made this frittata, which is the perfect blend of eggs, potato, basil and cheese (so there is no need for the produce drawer).

There are different variations and techniques in making frittatas, all of which can be successful, but not always consistent.  I have found this to be the simplest and fool proof way to make one.  It is cooked entirely in the oven and the eggs always come out tender.  I never have to guess how long to cook it on the stove top and in the oven or broiler.  It is good for dinner and makes a great addition to the brunch table as well.

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 ounces of ricotta cheese
  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and cook them 10-15 minutes, turning regularly.

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Melt remaining butter in small dish in microwave.

While potatoes are cooking, whisk the eggs in medium bowl,  stir in ricotta, Gruyere, melted butter, salt, pepper and basil.

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Pour egg mixture over the potatoes and place pan in the center of the oven.

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Bake frittata until browned and puffed, approximately 50 minutes to an hour.

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Serves four



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7 thoughts on “Potato Basil Frittata

  1. Seriously regretted not taking home the leftovers 😉

  2. I’m friends with Erin Lacey and a blogger too! I love your blog! I want to make this recipe!

  3. Amy Ellzey on said:

    OOOhh, I want to make this recipe. Our houseguest this weekend can’t eat cheese. The family will just have to enjoy it next week. It looks delicious!

    • Finding Thyme to Cook on said:

      Hey Amy, Now you can print a recipe without having to print everything. At the bottom of each recipe is “Print Recipe” which will make it a lot easier for you!!! Enjoy. Cindi

      • Finding Thyme to Cook on said:

        Just so you know, until I fix it, when you in “Print Recipe” you have to right click on the recipe and then hit print, because the print button isn’t working yet at the top. I’ll fix it!!!

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