Originally posted September 08, 2011

Mexican Frittata

Mexican Frittata by belinda

I can't stress how important tasty salsa is--in life. My favorites are Green Mountain Gringo (right amount of chunkiness and heat) or Papalote (if you live in the Bay Area).


  • * 10 large eggs
  • * Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • * 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • * 2 bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced
  • * 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • * 1 cup shredded white cheddar (4 ounces)
  • * 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • * 1 head Boston lettuce (about 10 ounces), torn into pieces
  • * 1/2 cup store-bought salsa, for serving
4 servings


1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add bell peppers and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.

2. Add eggs, and cook, quickly stirring with a heatproof rubber spatula, until eggs thicken, about 1 minute. Sprinkle cheese evenly over egg mixture. Cover skillet; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook frittata for 15 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, and let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl; season dressing with salt and pepper. Add lettuce, and toss to combine.

4. Slide frittata onto a work surface; cut into wedges. Top frittata with salsa, and serve with salad.

Cook's Note

A bit of patience is key for a perfect frittata: Stir the egg mixture in the skillet until its thickened, then cover and leave it alone to cook. Don't lift the lid to peek!

1 hour



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Martha Stewart
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