Sausage Frittata

I never knew that the Sausage Frittatas that my Grandmother and Mom made was anything fancy, it was just the way we cooked our eggs.  We pronounce it freet tata.  Many recipes say that Frittatas include vegetables, cheese or meats and some finish them off in the oven or cover them with a lid but we sometimes make them plain and with a simple process on the stove.

Sausage Frittata | Bakewell Junction - simple and delicious.

Sausage Frittata | Bakewell Junction

I made this Sausage Frittata on Memorial Day and it was delicious.  This recipe was a tradition for Easter mornings while growing up.  We always used my Grandmother’s homemade Italian sausage but she always made the sausage with her Nephew, so none of us learned to make it.  I always regret that.  The only thing that could have made the Frittata better was if I had some of Grandma’s sausage.

The month of May was filled with overtime for work and poison ivy.  I pulled out some poison ivy and thought that the poison ivy scrub would wash it all away.  Well, that didn’t happen and I managed to spread it everywhere.  Some new patches were still showing up after three weeks.  Did you ever feel like you wanted to scratch your skin right off?  Finally Rx steroid cream and Benedryl got rid of it.  I almost canceled having my family over for Mother’s Day because the itching was so bad.

By Memorial Day most of the itching had subsided and the hubby and I went to our friends and neighbors for a cookout.  Since we couldn’t go empty-handed, the hubby prepared a shrimp cocktail platter and I made Double Stuff Oreo Ice Cream Cake, Sour Cream Coffee Ultimate Crumb Cake and Ghirardelli Brownies to bring along with us.  Needless to say, we were the hit of the party.  I even took some of the Ultimate Crumb Cake (it’s a big cake) to work and they devoured it before lunch.  Why not bring one of these cakes to the next cookout you’re invited to?

Sausage Frittata | Bakewell Junction - simple and delicious. Enjoy!

Sausage Frittata

Yield:  3 servings                 Cook Time:  8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 to 3/4 of a dried sweet Italian sausage, casing removed and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 6 eggs
  • a drizzle of milk or heavy cream, optional
  • salt and pepper, to taste or as necessary (I didn’t add any since the sausage added plenty of salt)
  • olive oil for frying, as necessary

Step 1:  In a large frying pan (I used cast iron), place the sausage in a single layer to brown.  As one side becomes brown, turn over the sausage pieces to brown on the other side.

Step 2:  While the sausage browns, beat eggs in a large bowl.  If desired, beat in a drizzle of cream to make the eggs more fluffy and salt and pepper, if using.  After the sausage has browned on both sides, there should be enough oil in the pan from the sausages to cook the eggs but if not, add additional oil. 

Step 3:  Pour the eggs into the pan slowly so the sausage stays in one layer as much as possible.  Cook eggs on medium heat a few minutes until the eggs brown on the bottom and slide in the pan as a whole unit.  To turn over the frittata, place a dinner plate upside down on top of the frying pan, place your hand on the plate bottom and turn the frying pan over so the frittata lands upside down on the plate.  Turn the frying pan right side up again and slide the frittata into frying pan so the other side of the frittata cooks.  When done, transfer the frittata to a serving plate.  Cut in wedges.  The wedges may not be a perfect wedge because the sausage will be difficult to cut.  Serve hot.

Enjoy!!!

Family recipe.

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33 thoughts on “Sausage Frittata

  1. Your sausage frittata looks delicious–homemade sausage makes me swoon with delight!

  2. Annamaria, thanks so much for bringing this yummy frittata to Fridays Blog Booster Party#9. You must have just got in before it closed. As others in our blogging family would not have seen your post I will put your post in at the start of the party on Friday. You can still bring other posts too.
    Thanks, Kathleen

  3. Sounds like you’ve had your hands full! I’m loving the sound of your rustic sausage frittata. Thanks for sharing with us on Five Friday Finds. We’ve missed you and hope you can come back this week. 🙂

  4. Yummmm! Love egg recipes. This looks yummy. Glad to hear your itching has subsided! Hopefully it’s all gone by now. Stopping by from the (mis)Adventures bloghop. Hope you have a good week!

  5. Mmmm… This looks and sounds wonderful! I truly appreciate you sharing this delicious recipe with Roses of Inspiration this week. I hope you’re able to join us again 🙂 Hugs!

  6. What a great recipe idea! This is something we would totally eat for dinner…we are a big breakfast for dinner family! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Inspiration party!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂 pinned and shared

  9. Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us, we’ve missed you. We hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Thanks for sharing this Sausage Frittata, at my last Fabulous Friday Party, I have been in Italy and just got back and ready to Party again, hope to see you at my party this weekend, starts tonight and goes until next week! Hugs Maria

  11. Just stopped by to see what’s new from your cucina! I’ll stop back again soon! Hope you’re doing great and enjoying summertime!
    Roz

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