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Breakfast Sandwich Frittata


Toasted pita bread, bacon, and cheese all get baked right into the egg mixture in this frittata that serves as a deconstructed breakfast sandwich.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Everyday Food, May 2011


  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 heavy cream
  • 1/4 whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mixed chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, and chervil)
  • 2/3 cup grated sharp cheddar (2 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 pita, split horizontally into 2 rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, milk, cayenne, herbs, and half the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a small ovenproof nonstick or cast-iron skillet, cook bacon over medium, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 7 minutes. Transfer bacon to egg mixture and pour all but 1 teaspoon fat into a small bowl. Add 1 pita round to skillet and cook until toasted and golden, 3 minutes, flipping halfway through; transfer to a plate. Repeat with more reserved fat and remaining pita half; leave pita in skillet, cut side up.

  3. Add egg mixture and cook over medium, gently stirring, 30 seconds. Top egg mixture with other pita half, cut side down; transfer to the oven and bake 8 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese, then bake until frittata is puffed and golden, about 8 minutes. Let sit 3 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve warm.

Cook's Notes

For a vegetarian frittata, omit the bacon and toast pitas in olive oil instead.

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