Black Eyed Peas Frittata Omelet is an egg-based classic brunch dish using a Frittata pan! Black eyed peas gives a delicious flavor to this Italian omelet.
Frittata, means “fried” in Italian. This egg-based classic brunch dish is very similar to an omelet but the way a frittata is cooked is what sets it apart. When we were on our honeymoon in Italy, I had first time tasted this dish for breakfast. It was a Spinach Frittata and I remember making fun of the name to my husband. That is when he told me about this classic dish. He has always had Frittata at a local diner here in the US during his college days. But as far as I was concerned, my first time having a frittata in all its authenticity was truly a very memorable experience. After coming to US, I completely forgot about this dish until few days ago. I was browsing through our honeymoon pictures and I came across a picture of us dining at a restaurant before we set off for the day tour.
While in that photo, I looked 10 times younger and slimmer, what caught my attention more was the plate in front of me. The spread looked delicious and that is when KR chimed in to tell me that it was a Frittata! As an afterthought, he told me that I should make one for him and put it up on the blog. Coincidentally, two days later, I received this Frittata Pan from #TECHEF for review. It was a sign for sure! You can read my detailed review here – Kitchen Equipment/Tools. Since I had never made a frittata before, there was no way I knew how to use the pan. So I saw some videos on you tube and then decided to created my own version of the recipe. Given that I didn’t have many veggies in my fridge at that moment, I chose to be more creative and use the black-eyed peas curry (leftover) I had made for dinner the previous night in this recipe.
Now this can be served for brunch or for breakfast! It is one hearty meal, I tell you! The best thing about this recipe that you can add anything in it. The traditional frittata is cooked in a cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet because they are started on the stove top and then finished in the oven. However this pan from TECHEF helps the eggs to broil on stove top itself. So no need to put it in the oven. Beat eggs with milk and salt. Heat the Frittata pan on medium heat, pour the beaten eggs on both sides. Sprinkle green chillies, cilantro and onions (not in pic). Let it cook for a minute. Now add the cooked black-eyed peas on one side and grated cheese. Loosen the omelet on the other side and fold the pan such that this side falls over the beans side. Lower the flame and cook for another 2 minutes.
Be careful to not burn it. Once done, take it off the flame, cut and serve warm.
I personally love this style of making omelet and have enjoyed using this pan. I now cannot wait to try more variations to this recipe. The other time I really enjoyed cooking eggs was when I made Eggs on Toast. That was such way of presenting eggs! Some other interesting breakfast ideas are Chinese Scallion Pancake, Vermicelli Oats Idli, Semolina/Rawa Uttapam with Cabbage, and Cereal Caramel Milkshake. Check them out as well. In the end, all I can say is that, breakfast like these make waking up worthwhile!
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- Salt as required
- 2 green chillies, minced
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup black eyed peas
- 2 tbsp shredded cheese
- Oil for cooking
- Frittata Pan
- Beat eggs with milk and salt. Heat the Frittata pan on medium heat, pour the beaten eggs on both sides. Sprinkle green chillies, cilantro and onions (not in pic). Let it cook for a minute. Now add the cooked black eyed peas on one side and grated cheese. Loosen the omelet on the other side and fold the pan such that this side falls over the beans side. Lower the flame and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Be careful to not burn it. Once done, take it off the flame, cut and serve warm.
- Milk is added to eggs to make it more fluffy.
- Substitute black eyed peas to any other beans.
- You can also add any leftover curry instead.
- Add any other veggies to this dish.
While I served this Black Eyed Peas Frittata Omelet for breakfast to KR, we both relived our honeymoon moments. Thanks to this dish, we felt like we were transported back to Italy . Reminiscing those days were fun. I made the same dish for breakfast the next day and enjoyed it with the same intensity. I am just glad that due to the review opportunity, I got introduced to this wonderful breakfast recipe once again! Make this for your loved ones and watch them gobble it up in full speed. It is that delicious!
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