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.


  • 5 large eggs

  • ¼ heavy cream

  • ¼ whole milk

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 tablespoons mixed chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, and chervil)

  • cup grated sharp cheddar (2 ounces)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 slices bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-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.

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Cook's Notes

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

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