Cook the Book Fridays: Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie

Slices of Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie stacked on a serving tray.This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and apparently takes its inspiration from a “diner standard”. I’ve never had a Western Omelette in a diner but I DO make frittata quite often (at least 2 x a month).

Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie in a Le Creuset non stick pan.What makes this “Western” is the combination of ingredients – onions, bell peppers, minces jalapeños, chili powder and hot sauce but really, frittatas work with any add-ins – they are the best vehicle for all your bits and bobs in the fridge. A frittata comes together in no time too which makes it perfect for a “fast food” dinner that’s good for you!

My Le Creuset Toughened Non Stick 30cm skillet is my friend  when it comes to frittatas – they slide out so easily and cook evenly. Yes, this is an affiliate link (see below) and yes, I received mine when I was working with Le Creuset but I honestly use this pan more than any other – it’s a workhorse and I love it. Wouldn’t recommend it if I didn’t!

Small squares of Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie.Though I’ve made this before, many times (actually the first time was when it appeared in Dorie’s “Everyday Dorie” column in The Washington Post) and have many photos, I made it again last weekend when we needed a quick meal and there was “nothing in the fridge”. I didn’t have tomatoes but I had everything else and within 20 minutes, we were eating dinner. So easy, so good – and great as leftovers for breakfast the next day too!


Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Western Frittata on page 28 of Everyday Dorie.

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7 thoughts on “Cook the Book Fridays: Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie”

  1. I have to say, a decent frittata is sort of becoming a “comfort food”…warmer weather roast chicken, of sorts.

    (Ooooohhhh…there’s a challenge, Mardi!) 😉


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