Frittata Incu u Brocciu a Menta (Fresh Cheese and Mint Omelet)

Fresh Cheese and Mint Omelet (Frittata Incu u Brocciu a Menta)
Fresh Cheese and Mint Omelet (Frittata Incu u Brocciu a Menta)
Fresh mint gives this cheese omelet a floral flavor. Serve it with grilled bread and a green salad for a light meal.Beth Rooney

Fresh mint gives this cheese omelet a floral flavor. Serve it with grilled bread and a green salad for a light meal. This recipe first appeared in our May 2012 issue along with David McAninch's story Pleasure Island.

Frittata Incu u Brocciu a Menta (Fresh Cheese and Mint Omelet)
Fresh mint gives this cheese omelet a floral flavor. Serve it with grilled bread and a green salad for a light meal.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 14 cup roughly chopped mint
  • 1 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
  • 6 eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

  1. Heat broiler to high. Whisk cheese, mint, chile flakes, eggs, and salt and pepper in a bowl until smooth. Heat oil in a 12″ nonstick skillet over medium–high heat. Add egg mixture; cook until bottom is set but top is still runny, about 5 minutes. Transfer to broiler; broil until lightly browned on top, about 30 seconds.