Now that we know the difference between a frittata and an omelet, lets make a more Long Island style frittata. Frittatas, like omelet can contain just about anything you could want to put in there. For this ‘Long Island’ variant we’ll use fresh local scallions for the vegetable and lump crab meat. Just before transferring the frittata from the stove to the broiler, sprinkle the top with some fresh thyme.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/2 cup scallions
- ¼ pound of crab meat
- 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
Preheat oven to broil setting so that we can set the top of the frittata.
In medium size bowl, using a fork, blend together eggs, scallions, crab, pepper, and salt.
Heat 12-inch non-stick, oven safe saute pan over medium high heat. Add butter to pan and melt. Pour egg mixture into pan and stir with rubber spatula. Let this cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set up on top. Sprinkle with thyme.
Place pan into the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy. Remove from pan and cut into 6 servings. Serve immediately.