Chanterelle and Fontina Frittata

Marc Meyer prepares spectacular egg dishes for brunch at Five Points, but he himself likes to eat eggs for dinner after a long night of cooking at the restaurant. His frittata is filled with chanterelle mushrooms, tarragon and runny Fontina cheese.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound chanterelle mushrooms, sliced if large (see Note)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 ounces Fontina or Gruy√®re cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the chopped tarragon. In a large, nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the chanterelle mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook them over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are browned, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet. Add the beaten eggs and cook until they begin to set at the edges, about 30 seconds. Using a spatula, lift the edge and tilt the pan, allowing the uncooked eggs to seep underneath. Cook until the bottom is set, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake the frittata for about 8 minutes, until fluffy and set. Slide the frittata onto a platter, cut into wedges and serve.


Cremini or oyster mushrooms can be substituted.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp, fruity Italian rosé.

Contributed By Photo © Ellie Miller Published October 2005

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