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Summer Mint Makes a Refreshing Frittata Recipe

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Summer afternoon, Summer afternoon: to me those have always  been the two most beautiful words in the English language

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A Frittata is one of the most versatile  dishes that I can think of. And in the summertime, it can be ohh so refreshing with a touch of fresh mint. For a quick casual lunch for a picnic or on the beach..but a frittata is not just an omelet! It can be lunch or dinner with a glass of chilled, light dry white wine, or  cut into smaller wedges or squares for an appetizer or snack. .. I love being able to make the night before and quickly wrap this up in the morning before heading to the beach in Italy..the protein gives you a lot of energy and the fresh mint…it’s a way to’ chill’  on a hot  sunny day at the beach in Italy or anywhere!

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Once cooked, cool, and wrap cut slices in parchment paper to take with you and enjoy. A mint frittata is proof of the beauty and art of simplicity..only 5 ingredients to make this luscious, healthy meal..

Mint Frittata (Frittata con Mentuccia)


(for 2)

2 whole eggs

1/2 tablespoon of water

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tsps chopped fresh mint

pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in round frying pan. Break eggs into a bowl, add in water and whip with wire whisk till foamy. Add in chopped fresh mint and pinch of salt. Pour into pan with oil,distribute evenly into pan. When top is firm, not watery, flip onto a dish, then flip uncooked side back into pan until firm and cooked, not watery.

Place on round dish and cover, cool in refrigerator for approx 30 minutes. When cool, cut into wedges and wrap in wax or parchment paper, take with you. Don’t forget the napkins!


Get your copy of the award winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition

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July 18-20-look forward to seeing you at Festa Italiana in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I will be on stage doing cooking demos and book signings event at the Cucina Showcase. For more info on the event and/or sponsoring The Basic Art of Italian Cooking booth Get the schedule of events here


Cooking demos will be from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Da Vinci Style


And if you are in the Milwaukee Wisconsin area from July 17 to the 20th I will be making stops throughout the area to promote Festa, so stop by to sample,take a cooking class, or to a book signing. Here’s the list

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