[fri-tah-tuh; Italian freet-tah-tah]
- an omelet resembling a large pancake and containing vegetables, seasonings, and often ricotta, Parmesan, or other cheese.
Origin of frittata
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- an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat thick omelette
C20: Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere to fry
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Word Origin and History for frittata
1884, from Italian frittata, from fritto "fried" (see frit).
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