This Mexican-style take on a frittata makes a perfect item for brunch or a great light lunch on its own. Serve it hot or at room temperature.

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Rita Maas

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch broiler-proof skillet over medium-low heat. Add potato, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and all but 1 tablespoon of the scallions; season with salt and pepper and cook 1 minute.

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  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until well combined. Add 1/4 cup each tomato and cheese; stir to combine. Add remaining oil to pan, and pour egg mixture over the potatoes.

  • Preheat broiler with rack 4 inches from the heat. Meanwhile, cook eggs on the stovetop, lifting the edges to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath, until the center is almost set, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the top, then broil in the oven until set, about 2 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, make a salsa by combining the remaining tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, and lime juice. Run a metal spatula around the edges of the pan and slide the omelette onto a platter. Serve cut into wedges with salsa.

Cook's Notes

If you prefer, you can substitute four large egg whites for two of the whole eggs.

Reviews (1)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
01/04/2010
This was delicious and the homemade salsa topping made it taste so fresh!