Panzanella Frittata!

Eggs, they’re what’s for dinner breakfast!  Last week I made Panzanella, the classic Italian tomato and bread salad.  I had some left-over the next day and decided to make a frittata with what little bit was left.  We call anything left over in the frig “must-gos” because whatever foods that are still fresh, must go!  Frittatas are incredibly versatile, in that you can use whatever you have on hand to blend into the eggs.  Italians hate to waste food . . . ‘waste not, want not’ are the words that I grew up with.  My mother always said that our relatives would use up everything but the ‘oink’ of a pig!

For this frittata, I removed any chunks of soaked bread and placed the veggie mixture into a small frying pan.  I sauteed them until all of the liquid was absorbed and then tossed in 2 beaten jumbo eggs.  Cover and cook the frittata mixture on low for about 10 minutes and then place in a 350 degree oven.  Bake for another 10 minutes until the eggs are cooked through and set.  At this point I turn the oven to ‘broil’ and keep the frittata under the broiler until a beautiful golden brown color develops.  Keep a very close eye on the frittata while broiling so that it does not burn.  Remove from the oven and garnish with a little bit more of the panzanella.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

This is so amazingly delicious!

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  1. says

    The next time I have some must-go’s that haven’t actually started moving out on their own, I’m going to try this dish. Great inspiration for the left-overs!

  2. says

    Leftovers for breakfast sounds vaguely familiar – looks delicious and we obviously think the same about using up rather than throwing out food.

  3. says

    Hi other Roz. Wow..your leftovers look WAY better than most of mine! Delicious! We’re big fans of leftovers too, love coming up with a second, completely different meal with things from the night before. Have a great day. from, Canadian Roz.

  4. says

    Thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog, Roz. Yes, I remember. It’s sweet of you to remember too and to say. :-) Love your blog, and your parents’ recipes so remind me of my grandmother’s recipes.

  5. says

    It really is an Italian thing. I had roasted red peppers and onions with sausage last night (served over pasta al burro from the night before). I just had to use up some of the leftovers this morning, so I had a sausage, pepper, and onion frittata. I’m thinking of those soggy bread cubes and thinking I’d have probably tossed them in, lol.

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