Miniature omelettes with ricotta

These little omelettes – called frittatine in Italian – make a wonderful appetizer

  • Ready in 30-35 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 233
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 1g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 0.71g


  • 4 eggs
  • small handful flatleaf parsley, finely chopped, plus extra sprigs to serve
  • handful chives, finely snipped
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 50g parmesan, freshly grated
  • olive oil, for frying
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • handful fresh basil, torn
  • 50g parmesan, freshly grated


  1. Beat the eggs with 2 tbsp water, then season if you want to. Mix in the parsley, chives, garlic and parmesan.

  2. Heat a 23cm heavy-based frying pan on a medium heat with a little oil. When the oil’s hot, add a ladleful (about a third) of the egg mixture and tip the mixture so it covers the base. Reduce the heat and cook the omelette until just firm, then flip it over and cook the other side. Keep warm. Repeat to make three omelettes, adding a little extra oil to the pan each time.

  3. Make the filling by combining the ricotta, basil, parmesan and some pepper. Spread mixture over each omelette, roll up loosely like a cigar and cut into thickish slices. Can be made up to 5 hrs ahead. Serve garnished with parsley.

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