Frittata di Vermicelli (Vermicelli Omelette)


Eggs are the most easiest to prepare for breakfast. There are just endless ways to make them. A little twist to the classics and you have a whole new dish. This is one of them, i found this on a book i bought on my trip to Cape town ‘ The Book of Pasta’ by Jeni Wright. This book is all about the Italian classic Pasta, from how to cook Pasta from scratch to different sauces to pair with pasta. The book is interesting, cause it even explains to what wine can be paired with the various sauces. And most of the recipes have step by step photographs. I will be definitely trying more recipes from this book. For now, i hope you enjoy this recipe as much as i did.




Dried Vermicelli- 50gms
Cooking cream- 4 tblsp
Eggs- 6 nos
Cream of tartar-3/4 tsp
Basil, dried- 1/2 tsp

Thyme, dried-1/2 tsp
Garlic,  dried powder- 1/2 tsp
Smoked paprika- 1/2 tsp
Pepper, ground- to taste
Salt- to taste
Butter- 2 tblsp

Olive oil- 1 tblsp

Onion- 1 no, finely sliced
Garlic- 1 clove; minced

Cheddar- 1/2 cup


Cook pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 8 minutes, according of package instructions.Meanwhile, break eggs into a bowl and add cream and herbs. Whisk in about 2-3rd of cheese and add salt and pepper to taste.Drain the pasta well and allow to cool. add to the egg mixture and whisk again, set aside.Melt butter in the oil in a large non stick frying pan. Add the onion and cook gently, stirring frequently, for 5 mins until softened. Add the garlic.

Pour the egg and pasta mixture into the pan and stir well. Cook over, a low – medium heat, without stirring and until the frittata is set. Sprinkle over rest of the cheese. Before serving, leave to stand for at least 5 mins. Cut into wedges and serve warm or cold with rocket leaves.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    Been meaning to make frittata for sometime now….yours look delicious :-).
    What is cream of tartar…I’ve read abt it in other recipes too. Do we get this in supermarkets or do we make it ourselves?? And ermm…wht are rocket leaves:-P??

    1. Preveena says:

      Cream of tartar is easily available in the baking section of the supermarket, you can read more about it here.

      Rocket leaves is a salad leaf, that too is available in supermarket. 🙂

  2. asha says:

    This is new to me..must try it and Iam adding the ingredients to my shopping list

    1. Preveena says:

      I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  3. flippenblog says:

    Glad you found this recipe book in my home town!

    1. Preveena says:

      I absolutely love the book. In fact i bought other few cook books from there, all were on a sale 🙂

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