Oyster Frittata

    25 minutes

    Want to impress someone with your cooking skills? This lovely oyster dish is somewhere between an omelet, a frittata and a souffle. I get the best results using a cast iron frypan.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 6 eggs
    • 1/4 cup thickened cream
    • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 12 shucked small oysters, drained
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the grill; place the rack about 12cm from the heat.
    2. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add cream, Tabasco, basil, oregano, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of the grated Parmesan cheese.
    3. Heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the frypan and swirl it around to coat the pan evenly. Place the oysters in the frypan and brown on both sides, about 1 minute on each side. Let the liquid reduce a bit, about 30 seconds longer.
    4. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the oysters while keeping the oysters evenly distributed in the pan. After about 30 seconds shake the pan slightly but do not stir. After about 3 minutes when the bottom and sides of the eggs begin to set sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and place the pan under the grill.
    5. Broil until the eggs begin to puff around the edges and the top is nicely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven; sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately from the frypan in wedge-shaped slices.

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    I made this tonight using a jar of small oysters and some farmers' market eggs. It was fast and easy--puffed up beautifully under the broiler! With a green salad and crusty bread, this dinner took less than 30 minutes to get on the table.  -  23 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Oysters and eggs, who would have known! I used this recipe as inspiration and made mine with garlic, onion, red bell pepper, bacon and a splash of cognac. Very good!  -  02 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Tried this this morning. Maybe I shouldn't give it only 4 stars since I didn't have all the ingredients on hand and had to make do with dried seasonings and evaporated milk. Also, what I didn't like about it may have been my fault. I like my eggs a little soft and didn't know how to do that cooking them 2 different ways. My husband said it was OK and had a LOT of suggestions on how to fix it. I don't think I'll be making it again.  -  14 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)