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Don’t be intimidated by the title of this recipe. It’s super easy, quick, and delicious! There’s no need to peel the potatoes if you use organic, new potatoes. The skins are really thin and tasty. For a hearty brunch or a light dinner, serve with a simple green salad and a slice of toasted bread with butter.

Adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook



  • 3 cups diced organic, new potatoes, with skins (organic, leftover from CSA share)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, or 2-3 small yellow onions (organic, leftover from CSA share)
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes (Dupont Circle farmers’ market)
  • 4 garlic cloves (Dupont Cirlce farmers’ markt – Next Step Produce)
  • 6 large eggs + 2 egg whites (Harris Teeter, organic, all-natural)
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesean cheese (it is very important that you freshly grate your parmesean for the overall taste of this dish)
  • 1/3 cup fresh herbs (basil, parsley, chives, etc.) [or 1/2 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp dried thyme]
  • EVOO
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Whisk eggs, whites, 3/4 of parmesan cheese, herbs, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Saute minced garlic and finely diced onions in 1 tbsp EVOO in a 10-inch, non-stick OVENPROOF heavy skillet (such as Cuisinart Green Gourmet) over medium-high heat, stirring until golden. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Add potatoes and 1 tbsp EVOO to skillet, cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, until just tender (about 6 minutes). Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp EVOO and tomatoes to skillet and cook, stirring until tomatoes begin to brown (you may need to strain the juice from the flesh of the tomato). Transfer to a bowl.
  • Preheat oven broiler. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel. Add 1 tsp EVOO, then potatoes, garlic, onions, and tomatoes to the skillet, stir. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Pour eggs over vegetables and cook on medium heat, lifting up cooked egg around edges to let uncooked egg flow underneath, for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover (with lid or aluminum foil), and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid (center will still be moist) and broil frittata 5 to 7 inches from heat until set, about 3 minutes (take out as soon as the top begins to brown). Sprinkle top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and broil 1 more minute.
  • Using a high-heat spatula to help loosen the edges, slide frittata onto a large plate or platter, and cut into wedges.