My Savory Valentines: Heart-Shaped Mini Frittata

Heart-shaped mini frittataAs some of you may know already, my beloved husband and I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’ve never been good in the romance department and the reason why there must be a specific day to celebrate your loved ones simply escapes me. What’s wrong with any other day of the year? Isn’t it better to show your love and affection in a totally unexpected way and whenever you feel like it?

Anyway, things have changed since Her Majesty has started celebrating Valentine’s Day and decided that we had to celebrate too. Instead of crushing her feelings (we are not that brutal! 😉 ), we decided to play along and celebrate it as a family holiday. Stefano makes sure that we have a card and a little gift for Her Majesty and, since last year, for Sofia too 🙂 and, on Valentine’s Day, we exchange cards and small presents.

When God decided to put me on this planet, he forgot to give me the sweet gene. That gene went directly from my mother to Her Majesty. That’s the reason why I always come up with some good excuse to take the savory path rather than the sweet path. I know that if I make a savory dish, I’ll be partying too as opposed to a sweet dish where, most of the time, I’ll be just watching other people to party. 🙂

Valentine’s Day is no exception to me! Last night, Her Majesty was making her valentines for her classmates. She asked me to make her favorite frittata and I decided to give it a hearty twist!

This frittata is very basic – exactly the way Her Majesty likes it! However, you can use your own recipe or spice mine up the way you want adding the vegetables and/or the spices and/or the meat you love the most. It’s all up to your creativity or, sometimes, whatever you have left in your pantry and refrigerator!

I have an additional reason why I like this recipe. I don’t have to flip! Yup! Flipping frittata is not one of my strongest skills as I confessed in one of my previous posts! Oh well! This frittata is entirely baked in the oven. Such a relief for me! 😉

Heart-shaped mini frittata

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup, Extravirgin Olive Oil
4 or 5, Golden Potatoes
10, Eggs
6 Tbsp, Grated Parmigiano Cheese
1/2, Smoked Mozzarella
2 or 3 slices, Prosciutto
Salt
Ground Black Pepper

Directions:

Cut the potatoes into small bits.

Pre-heat oven at 325F.

In a non-stick medium skillet, put the olive oil and the potatoes. Add some salt (to taste), toss to coat and start cooking on a low/medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are cooked.

Meanwhile, put the eggs, the Parmigiano cheese and some salt and pepper (to taste) in a bowl and whisk it until you obtain a smooth mixture. When the potatoes are cooked, add them to the egg mixture.

Pour the mixture into a greased non-stick 9×13 inch rectangular sheet pan.

Let the frittata cook in the oven for about 20/25 minutes or until it gets that beautiful golden color.

Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a while.

In the meantime, raise the oven temperature to 400F.

With a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut the frittata into hearts.

Cut the smoked mozzarella into thick slices.

Place one slice of mozzarella on top of one frittata heart and another frittata heart on top of the mozzarella slice. Do the same with the rest of the frittata hearts.

Place some parchment paper on a baking sheet. Put the sandwiched frittata hearts on the baking sheet and bake them in the oven until the mozzarella melts.

Remove the sandwiched frittata hearts from the oven and garnish them with some prosciutto and creative toothpicks. Serve them warm.

Heart-shaped mini frittata

I wish everyone who celebrates Valentine’s Day a “super-lovely” one!

F. Xx

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0 thoughts on “My Savory Valentines: Heart-Shaped Mini Frittata

  1. Fig & Quince

    Swooooon! So cute! As always, I leave your blog feeling happy and revived and enchanted. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your debonaire lovely other half and her majesty and the delightful 4-legged one as well! <3 🙂

  2. Coffee and Crumpets

    Very nice! Love the hearts. My husband and I don’t do anything either, he’s the unromantic one. But I agree with you about singling out one day, these days this holiday is more of a teeny boppy thing.
    I’m making frittata tomorrow for work, maybe I’ll borrow your idea with the hearts, it IS Valentine’s Day 🙂

    1. Francesca Post author

      Thank you! I hope you do and I hope it will be a success!😜
      I’m sure your husband is romantic in his own way and shows his love and affection in a more … “substantial” way! 😄

  3. Fae's Twist & Tango

    It was only yesterday that I was craving frittata. And, here it is! Not only is it the kind I love, especially with mozzarella sandwiched and topped with prosciutto, but also it is beautifully presented as hearts! This <3 is for you. 🙂

    1. Francesca Post author

      Thank you so much, dear Fae! I’m so happy that I was able to satisfy your craving … at least virtually! Who knows? Maybe I’m turning into a … “craving reader”! Would that be something? 😜
      Enjoy this day with your loved ones! 😘

    1. Francesca Post author

      Thank you, dear B.! I wish you to have a wonderful V-Day with someone you love and/or doing something you love such as finding some hidden treasure in your beloved Dublin! F. Xx

  4. sabine

    I´m totally with you regards the “special day” to show your affection – but I find it completely sweet that you turned it into a family holiday instead. I´ll try your frittata, I guess I will like it very, very much the way you make it, it looks & sounds wonderful. Sometimes basic is best!!

  5. Amanda | What's Cooking

    OMG Francesca, I love this. So funny, when i saw the photo and your recipe before I read your post I was SHOCKED that you went all out V-day. It seems so anti-you. And then I read and I get it. I really do think V day is about kids. My favorite V day memories are with my sister when my parents bought us candy and cards. My husband and i don’t even acknowledge it as a day. So cute. xo. Love this recipe and the presentation.

    1. Francesca Post author

      WOW, Amanda! You are really getting to know me! Glad I didn’t disappoint you! 😉
      We’ll talk again when you have a mini-you around the house. I’m afraid you and your husband will go far beyond acknowledging it as a day! Children have supernatural powers without the need of a magic wand! 😉
      Thank you as always for your kind words!

  6. Heather @ Sweet Precision

    I do remember that you and Stefano don’t have a big Valentine’s day celebration! I say more power too you! It’s such a commercialized holiday that panders to us spending more money than necessary. I envy your lack of a sweet tooth Francesca, if only I could be so lucky! This savory frittata looks absolutely delicious 🙂

    1. Francesca Post author

      And I wish I had your baking creativity and enthusiasm when it comes to sweet treats! Her Majesty would be so happy! 🙂
      Thank you, sweet Heather! Enjoy your V-Day with Matt and Maya!

  7. apuginthekitchen

    It’s wonderful Francesca, funny I never celebrated Valentines day either having children can change a lot, I think your heart shaped frittata is perfect for celebrating V-Day. Happy Holiday to you, Stefano, Her Majesty and sweet Sophia..