Cheese Frittata with Pico de Gallo

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  • Servings: 4

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pico de gallo
  • 3/4 pound ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small jalapeño, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Port Salut or Fontina cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions

How to make this recipe

  1. Working over a strainer set over a bowl, seed the tomatoes, reserving the juices. Coarsely chop the tomatoes.

  2. In a blender or mini-processor, pulse the tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro and cumin until finely chopped but not pureed. Transfer to a bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of the reserved tomato juices. Stir in the salt.

  3. Preheat the broiler. In a 10-inch omelet pan, preferably nonstick, melt the butter until the foam subsides. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs and milk and season with salt and pepper. Add the eggs to the pan and cook over high heat without stirring until the edges set. Lower the heat to moderate and lift the sides of the omelet, tilting the skillet to let the uncooked eggs spread underneath. Cook until the bottom is golden and the top is still slightly runny, about 3 minutes.

  4. Spoon 1/2 cup of the <em>pico de gallo </em>on top of the eggs and sprinkle with the cheese and scallions. Set the pan under the broiler and broil until the top is set and the cheese is melted. Slide the frittata onto a large plate and cut into wedges. Serve the remaining <em>pico de gallo</em> alongside.

Make Ahead

The pico de gallo can be refrigerated overnight. Let return to room temperature before proceeding.

Contributed By Published June 1996

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