When the cupboard is bare and pockets are empty, this delicious frittata is in order. This traditional Italian frittata combines the sweetness of onions with eggs and salty Parmesan or Pecorino for a quick, tasty and cheap meal.
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4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
200g sweet onions, finely sliced
30g grated hard Italian cheese (Pecorino Romano, Parmesan, etc.)
40g dried breadcrumbs
salt, to taste
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Method Prep:10min › Ready in:10min
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add the onions and cook gently till very soft, letting them caramelise slightly.
Transfer onions to a bowl, leaving behind any excess oil. To the bowl, add the eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs and salt and whisk well.
Heat the frying pan with the oil over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, swirling the pan round to make sure the mixture spreads evenly. Cook 5 minutes or until the mixture on the bottom and the edges of the pan sets.
Place a plate on top of the pan and carefully flip the frittata onto it. Slide the frittata back into the pan and cook on the other side for 5 minutes longer.