FRITTATINE ALLA PARMIGIANA

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

This is my great grandmother’s recipe.  It is one of the oldest family recipes I have!  So, besides being my favourite way to cook and eat eggs, you can well understand that this recipe is also very dear to me.  It is a little time consuming to make, but it tastes divine… it is well worth the extra work!  And it looks really pretty as well.  It can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer (you can cut it into strips or make smaller individual servings).  It is very similar to a traditional Italian dish called melanzane alla parmigiana (eggplant parmigiana), only this one is made with eggs.  I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my family and I do!

 

Ingredients (for 4 persons):

For the frittatine
4 eggs
4 tbsp flour
½ glass milk
Salt

For the tomato sauce
¼ onion, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
400 ml – 13.5 oz. tomato purée
Salt
Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

Start by making the frittatine batter.  Put the eggs, salt, milk and flour in an electric blender and blend until well combined.  Keep aside and let it rest for half an hour.

In the meantime, prepare the tomato sauce.  Sauté the onion with the extra virgin olive oil until soft and transparent.

Add the tomato purée and a pinch of salt, cover and cook on a low flame for 20 minutes.  When ready, keep it aside to cool down.

Now cook the frittatine.  Take a non stick frying pan and put it on the fire.  When hot add ¼ tsp of butter and, when it melts, pour some of batter by swirling the pan so the batter coats the base of the pan. You want to make the coating thicker than a crêpe (about 0.5 cm thick).

When the surface of the frittatina dries up, it is time to flip it over.  Do so by using a plastic spatula to loosen its sides first and then flip it over.  Cook it for a minute more, then remove it from the pan and keep it aside.  Repeat this till your batter is over.

To assemble your dish, take a serving plate and put a little tomato sauce at the bottom.

Then add a frittatina, cover it with tomato sauce and sprinkle some Parmigiano Reggiano evenly across.

Then make another layer starting with a frittatina, tomato sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano… finish with a good sprinkle of Parmigiano Reggiano on the top.

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Decorate with some parsley or basil and serve at room temperature.

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

Frittatine alla Parmigiana

On a completely different note,  I will be “offline” for a few days.  We’ll be heading off to New Caledonia for a few days of R&R in Noumea and Ile des Pins… no computer allowed!  Just thought I’d mention it, as I won’t be able to come by your blogs and comment on your yummy posts as usual.  I’ll catch up with everything once I am back, promise!  Hopefully I’ll be back with some good shots and stories to share.  I have organised for a few friends to write some guest posts for Manu’s Menu, so make sure to check them out as I am leaving you in very good hands… I have a few surprises waiting for you in the next few days!!!  Have fun and see you in a few days! <3

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  1. says

    Manu,

    Divertiti … non ho mai fatto queste Frittatine … ma sembrano deliziose … Sono sempre contenta quando ho un avviso di una tua nuova favolosa ricetta sul mio Google Reader … quando hai un attimo vai sul mio blog e leggi su World MSA Awareness Day … ho cambiato ad un mio domain allora tutto e’ un po’ sottosopra, cosi’ dovrai fare una ricerca … ci sono due post che mi piacerebbe che tu leggessi … a presto! J

  2. says

    How didn’t I came up with this amazing idea??? Wowwww Manu this look like something that I would eat in a second and would share a slice:))) just kidding, kids first..but seriously, this is so awesome!!!

  3. says

    This looks delicious and is such a beautiful dish! I love how simple the tomato sauce is too. That was how my Grandmother made hers and it was incredible. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing trip!

  4. says

    I’m with Tiffany – family recipes are the BEST! These look so simple and sound SO GOOD! My southwestern version of your Italian dish uses corn tortilla and red chile sauce – of course! :) Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

  5. says

    Every time when I come by your blog, I’ll sure to learn something new. This looks like no-meat lasagna and so delicious too! :D
    Hope you have a great holiday trip! Enjoy!

  6. says

    It’s only 7 am here and my mouth is watering! This looks fantastic! I have never heard about frittatine alla parmigiana, but I have now! Yum!

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