Grilled Oyster Frittata

    30 min

    An egg dish that is packed full of flavour and texture. Oysters are grilled with herbs, Parmesan and eggs to create this delicious dish. For best results, use a cast-iron frying pan.

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    Makes: 3 

    • 6 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons double cream
    • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 30g freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 15g butter
    • 12 shucked small oysters, drained
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat grill; place the rack about 12.5cm from the heat source.
    2. Beat eggs in a bowl. Add cream, hot sauce, basil, oregano, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of the grated Parmesan cheese.
    3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the frying pan and swirl it around to coat the pan evenly. Place the oysters in the frying pan and brown, about 1 minute on each side. Let the liquid reduce a bit, about 30 seconds longer.
    4. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the oysters, keeping the oysters evenly distributed in the pan. After about 30 seconds, shake the pan slightly but do not stir. After about 3 minutes when the bottom and sides of the eggs begin to set, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and place the pan under the grill.
    5. Grill until the eggs begin to puff around the edges and the top is nicely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven; sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately from the frying pan in wedge-shaped pieces.

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    I made this tonight using a jar of small oysters and some farmers' market eggs. It was fast and easy--puffed up beautifully under the broiler! With a green salad and crusty bread, this dinner took less than 30 minutes to get on the table.  -  23 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oysters and eggs, who would have known! I used this recipe as inspiration and made mine with garlic, onion, red bell pepper, bacon and a splash of cognac. Very good!  -  02 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Tried this this morning. Maybe I shouldn't give it only 4 stars since I didn't have all the ingredients on hand and had to make do with dried seasonings and evaporated milk. Also, what I didn't like about it may have been my fault. I like my eggs a little soft and didn't know how to do that cooking them 2 different ways. My husband said it was OK and had a LOT of suggestions on how to fix it. I don't think I'll be making it again.  -  14 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)