Fennel, Olive and Feta Frittata Recipe

Fennel Olive Feta Frittata Recipe Epicuricloud

"Fennel - Olive - Feta - Frittata" - Say that 5 times fast! ( :

I haven't made a frittata in a while, but I was making a fennel and apple salad the other day and the fennel reminded me of a yummy frittata I had made a few years back.  

Do you like fennel?  I didn't think I would like it at first, but it is delicious!  When raw it's crunchy, sweet and has a mild licorice taste.  When cooked it loses some of the licorice taste.  Fennel's growing season is fall through early spring - so it's a great time to eat some fennel while still in season!!  

This frittata cooks up quickly and makes for an easy weeknight supper or…would be perfect for a brunch...Mother's Day perhaps (hint, hint, wink, wink to my family!)  I love to serve the frittata with a simple arugula salad.  The peppery, bitterness of the arugula pairs really well with the rich taste of the frittata and the sweetness from the onions and fennel.  YUM!

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Fennel, Olive and Feta Frittata Recipe

Christina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com
Prep. Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
Frittata:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped sweet onion 
2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (reserve the fronds)
¼ teaspoon pepper, divided
½ teaspoon salt, divided
10 large eggs
2/3 cup whole milk
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
½ cup pitted and quartered Kalamata olives
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
non-stick cooking spray

Arugula Salad:
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon minced fennel fronds
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups baby arugula

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

Heat a 10-inch cast iron (or oven safe) skillet over medium heat.   Add oil, onion and fennel bulb, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt, cook, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes or until softened and beginning to caramelize. 
 
Whisk together eggs, milk, 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt.  Stir in parsley, olives and feta.  

Lightly spray edges of skillet with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour egg mixture over the onions and fennel in hot skillet.  Cook stirring slowly for about 1 minute or until the eggs begin to set around the edge of the skillet.  Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the egg mixture and transfer skillet to preheated oven.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center is just set.  

While frittata is cooking make dressing: shake in a small jar or whisk together vinegar, salt, pepper, fennel fronds and 3 tablespoons olive oil.  Set aside.

When frittata is done, remove from oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.  In large bowl, dress the arugula with the dressing.  Cut frittata into 6 or 8 wedges and serve topped with arugula salad.  

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Happy Mother's Day!  Tina ( :