Frittata affogata

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Literally meaning 'drowned omelette' this recipe comes from the Arezzo area of Tuscany.

Frittata affogata
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:163
Ready in:1 hour 15 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th January 2013

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Unusually good


Strange idea but it tastes great and was not too difficult to make. Thanks.

The Judge


Printable πŸ–¨ shopping πŸ›’ list & πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ method for this recipe


  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl with the flour, breadcrumbs and seasoning.
  2. Heat some oil in a large frying pan until hot, the add the egg mixture.
  3. When the underside is cooked, slide it onto a plate and the back into the pan on the other side and cook until golden.
  4. Leave until it is totally cold.
  5. Meanwhile, fry the onion, celery and carrot until the onion is soft, then add the garlic and tomatoes.
  6. Season, mix well and simmer until you have a smooth, rich sauce - about 20 minutes.
  7. Cut the omelette into strips, add to the sauce and heat through for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve, sprinkled with the Parmesan cheese.

Serving suggestions

Grate some Parmesan cheese over the top and serve with a crunchy salad and some bread.

Chef's notes

If you do not have the confidence to slide the omelette in and out of the pan, you can cheat. When the underside is done, cook the top under a hot grill.

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