1 July 2011

Mortadella and Mozarella Frittata

This was a fantastic supper for when you've possibly been the pub for a couple of large glasses of rose and then realise that you need to make supper for a couple of your friends. It would of course work with any ham and any cheese but this is a really fantastic combination and both can be in your fridge ready for a frittata emergency.

As you can probably tell I've been on a bit of a Nigella's Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home binge - this is not going to turn into a Nigella blog but I looked through her book just before going to Sainsburys and so ended up getting lots of ingredients for her recipes...

Serves 4-6

6 eggs
125g mortadella. chopped
125g mozzarella, chopped
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp butter
a drop of garlic oil

1. Turn on the grill so it can get hot. Beat the eggs in a bowl, then add the chopped or diced mortadella and mozzarella.

2. Whisk in the parsley, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Be careful with the seasoning - the ham and mozzarella are both quite salty.

3. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan (with oven proof handle) or cast iron skillet and once it's hot and foamy add the omelette mixture.

4. Cook for about 5 minutes over a gentle heat without stirring, until the frittata is set underneath and golden.

5. Transfer the pan to the hot grill (keeping the handle away from the heat) and cook the frittata until it is set on top - don't leave the pan unattended as this can happen quite quickly, and remember to wear oven gloves to remove the pan.

mortadella and mozarella frittata
6. Leave it to stand for a couple of minutes, then run a knife or spatula round the edge of the frittata and ease it out of the pan, keeping it the same way up, onto a board or plate.

7. Cut into triangle like a cake, then sprinkle with extra parsley and serve with salad.


  1. Yum - where do you get Mortadella from?

  2. I got it from big Sainsburys in Chiswick - it's in with the parma ham etc... I assumed they didn't have it but looked at the price labels on the shelf rather than the hams themselves and there it was!


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