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Salmon Frittata Recipe

This frittata is quick, easy and, hey, great for a quick holiday semi-fancy dish.

Did somebody say protein? When the miles add up, so does my craving for protein. That’s not a horrible thing. After all, protein helps rebuild tissue broken down by hard training. *About 10-15% of your calories should come from protein and runners need a bit more than non-runners.

Sure enough, with craving comes creative cuisine (aka, hmmm, what do I do with these leftovers?) I had  a bit of salmon hanging about from a summer BBQ, so I came up with this hearty dish the next day. It’s great with mixed greens, soup, crusty bread…in a box with a fox, in a house with a mouse, I could eat it here or there…. Sorry, does that happen to you or is it just me?

Salmon Frittata Ingredients

  • 6-8 large eggs (depends on how tall you want your frittata)
  • ¼ cup Gruyere cheese, broken into pieces (other soft cheese works fine or parmy in a pinch)
  • ½ pound cooked salmon, broken into small pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, chopped fine
  • 2 tsp fresh minced parsley (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp fresh mined dill (or 1/2 tsp dried)

How to Make it

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Wisk eggs with salt and papper

Heat oil in a 10-inch, non-stick, ovenproof skillet, add onion and cook on medium until softened. Add eggs and parsley. Stir eggs gently, always keeping eggs covering the bottom of the pan for a few minutes until eggs are mostly set, but moist on top.

Sprinkle cheese, salmon pieces and dill over eggs. Pop in the oven and cook for about 3 minutes or till the top is just set. Do not overcook. or the eggs will be tough.

Potholders, potholders – handle is hot! Remove from oven and loosen the sides of the frittata with a spatula and serve warm.

The Review

3 out of 4 members of the family loved this recipe. One of my kiddos doesn’t like fish much, but managed ok just picking some of the salmon off.  I took the extra slice for lunch the following day and it was perfect just slightly heated up.

I love all kinds of frittatas. What are your favorite toppings?

*Cool Running’s tips on a runner’s diet

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One thought on “Salmon Frittata Recipe

  1. Yum! I love frittatas. I wouldn’t have been brave enough to try a recipe with the strong flavor of salmon. You’ve sold me though. I’ll give it a whirl real soon. Love the beautiful colors & textures of the side dishes on the plate.

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