Monday, March 8, 2010

Pasta Frittata- Sunday/Monday Special

Growing up in big Italian family we always had the typical Italian Sunday dinner complete with macaroni, meatballs and sauce. Of course there were always left overs.Think about it, who wants to eat dried up macaronis the next day? Instead of  thrownin the pot of pasta in the trash my grandma would fry'em up with tons of olive oil the next day. Even better were the days when she would make my favorite Frittata. Now I grew up knowing only one kind of frittata the type my grandma made out of eggs, pasta and grated cheese. Frittata is basically a big huge omelet type dish that's filled with your mix of ingredients then popped into the oven to bake up into a big dish of heaven. After venturing out into the culinary world I came to learn of all types of frittata- Spanish frittata loaded with potatoes, peppers and onions, vegetable frittata's and more. Seriously my grandma's frittata is still my all time favorite and over the years I've dressed it up a bit- topping it with fresh mozzarella, parsley/basil and chunky tomato.Slice it up and serve as an appetizer or eat it as a meal in itself. No matter what, it's the perfect Monday recipe for using Sunday's leftovers and they're totally in disguise.

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