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Ham and Leek Frittata

This recipe was also featured on an episode of "Mad Hungry" with Lucinda Scala Quinn.

  • Servings: 8
Ham and Leek Frittata

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2006


  • 8 ounces small red potatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced crosswise, rinsed well
  • 8 ounces baked ham, cut into 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Preheat broiler. Whisk eggs, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the hot sauce in a large bowl; set aside.

  3. Heat butter and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until butter has melted. Add leeks; cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ham; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add egg mixture, and gently stir with a heatproof rubber spatula. Cook, using spatula to pull eggs away from sides, allowing uncooked egg to run underneath, until almost set, about 8 minutes.

  5. Arrange potatoes over top of frittata. Broil frittata until set and lightly golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Serve, cut in wedges, warm or at room temperature.

Reviews (2)

  • MargieFendley 25 Dec, 2011

    Wow, Lucinda this recipe is wonderful! I browned it as directed. Then, my son (and sous chef!) suggested adding a little shredded cheese on top and browning for a few seconds more. We used a mexican cheese blend. This will definitely become a Christmas morning tradition. Many thanks!

    By the way, I have three grown sons who have all cooked with me while they were growing up. It is now so much fun to join them in their kitchens. I can definitely relate to Mad Hungry!

  • Vanessa01 21 Sep, 2010

    Yummy recipe!!! Just a suggestion, if you want to make it a bit more high-end for guests, use instead jamon iberico de bellota - aka pata negra or black hoof-. Iberico has a strong and delicious flavor,
    I buy mine from
    <a href=""> the market place for iberico ham.</a>

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