The Italian frittata
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Category cooking | Skills: Skill | Author: Moviéndote | Language : Language | Difficulty level : Medium | Time : 45min Share Take Challenge Add Activity

The Italian word frittata derives from „friggere“ and roughly means „fried“. It is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette enriched with additional ingredients. It is very easy to made and as it is possible to vary the additional ingredients, it offers an uncontable number of different possibilities!

 

The activity shall be implemented in 4 stages:

  • Prepare all the ingredients you need beforehand.
  • Research about different possibilities frittata offers.   
  • Plan and follow the instructions carefully.
  • Cook the frittata.

 

Learning objectives

You will learn:

  • How to work with concrete units of measure.
  • Work with fractions.
  • Make divisions. 
  • How to conduct researches on Internet.
  • Create your own receipt with basic editions notions.

 

Skills addressed

After completing the activity, you will achieve the following skills:

  • Use simple maths.
  • Improve your cooking abilities.
  • Develop ICT research skills.
  • Learn about the different adaptations of frittata.
  • Use your imagination to change, improve and create new receipts based on the proposal.

 

Competences

After completing the activity, the learners will achieve the following skills:

  • Careful reading in order to avoid any possible mistake.
  • Capacity to put in practice a theoretical research using ICT methodologies.
  • Cooking competences.
  • Creativity: you can customize it as you wish!
  • Organization, planning and development of the whole receipt.

 

Materials required

  • Oven
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups of vegetables (whatever),eg:
    • 100 g of pepper
    • 200 g of mushrooms
    • 100 g green asparagus
    • 100 g of green beans
  • 50 ml of oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 130 g of cheese (any)
  • 1 onion (optional)
  • Non-stick pan
  • Plate

 

How to cook a frittata?

Preparation

1. Prepare the ingredients and material you will need to use to develop the activity, in order to make sure you have all you need.  Weigh all the ingredients to make sure you have the correct amount. We recommend you to use a large pan, as all the ingredients will fit there.

2. This receipt is for 4-6 servings. In case you need to make smaller or bigger portion, you should divide or multiply the ingredients!

3. Do a quick research on Internet in order to discover different possibilities of making a frittata: the most common one is made of vegetables, but as you will see, there are no limits regarding the ingredients. It is neither agreed what kind of cheese should be used. Just be imaginative!

 

Implementation

1. First of all, you should preheat the oven to high.

2. Chop all the vegetables you chosen as well as the onion. Add a bit of oil to the oven, heat over medium-high. Once the oil is ready, add the veggies and sauté until softened.

 Photo by Max Delsid on Unsplash

3. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with the salt and people.

Photo by https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-frittata-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-170717

4. Pour egg mixture over vegetables for 1 minute until you make sure eggs and vegetables stir together. You can add ½ of the cheese to the mixture of vegetables now.

Photo by https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-frittata-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-170717

5. Add the remaining cheese on the top.

6. Put the pan (or change to an appropriate recipient) in the oven and bake until eggs are set (about 10-12 minutes). Try inserting a knife into the center, and if it is clean, it is ready! It raff egg run into the cut, bake for another few minutes.

Photo by http://doctinthethaovn.org/loi-khuyen/

7. Cool in the pan, cut in pieces according to the number of guests and enjoy!


You can change the ingredients, customize and improve your receipt as according to your preferences!

To do so, you could write down your own receipt. Open a Word document. We recommend you to put the ingredients section in a text box. Click “Insert” in the upper side of the document and choose “Text box”. Write inside the ingredients. You can make a list by clicking the button of lists in the “Paragraphs” section.

Photo by http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/spinach-feta-frittata-19310?soc=socialsharingpinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sausage-and-broccoli-rabe-frittata-51193700

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few examples to learn more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=_l-cGhDlgbY

http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Fritatta/index.htm