Monday, October 15, 2012

Frittatine


These appetizers get the award for cuteness. And they taste great too. It's a simple frittata made with spaghetti and cooked in a mini-muffin tin, then topped with a little pesto and tomato sauce. A friend named Diana found these on the blog "Foodalogue" and offered them at a recent reception. They were gone quicker than you can say "frittatine," a word that means more than one small frittata. 
Italian lesson of the day: frittata-singular; frittate-plural. Tiny frittata-frittatina; plural frittatina-frittatine. 


Frittatine (From Foodalogue)

You can make these in advance and either refrigerate or freeze them in a baggie.
Bring to room temperature and then reheat in oven before saucing. (I reheated in a microwave for about 10 seconds and it held its shape perfectly.)
It’s a good buffet item because they can be served at room temperature.
If you use a larger muffin mold, it makes a lovely first dish or lunch with a salad.


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20 comments:

Lucia from Madison said...

So cute. This is going to be bookmarked for Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

Peter M said...

These are cute, easy, look great and surely delish...props to Joan as well!

Stacey Snacks said...

Beautiful! I love Foodalogue too!

Joan Nova said...

Thanks for the Italian lesson - love the word "frittatine" - and for featuring my recipe on Ciao Chow.

Thanks to Peter and Stacey too!

Chiara Giglio said...

Idea geniale cara Linda, te la copierò di sicuro! Tra l'altro si presta a mille gustose varianti! Buona settimana...

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Very pretty and they must be delicious. Next time I need an appetizer, I must remember this!

Rowena | Apron and Sneakers said...

They really look adorable in small versions! I'll keep this recipe in mind. Thank you for sharing!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love these little cuties from Joan, I made them for my Bunco girls!

Claudia said...

I do something similar - but not with the sauces. I shall be trying this with the pesto and tomato sauce. And yes, they are super-cute. Even I have moments when I desire "cute!" But I'm really fussy about "cute." This is cute-approved!

Annelle said...

Really cute! I'm thinking bigger ones for Easter breakfast!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They look like the perfect appetizer, Linda. A little taste of a lot of good ingredients!

rita cooks italian said...

What a wonderful party snack idea!! It sounds like a frittata di pasta but more sophisticated. Very nice and well presented perfect for a party (and the party season is round the corner!!)

Rosemary said...

I'm a sucker for cute . . . these are on my Christmas party list. Pinned!

Frank Fariello said...

Cute idea! I love spaghetti frittata so this would be right up my alley.

AdriBarr said...

What a cool recipe! I can not WAIT to try this. Thanks!

AdriBarr said...

What a cool recipe! I can not WAIT to try this. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your "Friitatine di Spaghetti" looks deliciuos!!! I will try to make it.
www.passionandcooking.wordpress.com

lisa is cooking said...

These look fantastic! Can't wait to make these for a party.

Lori Lynn said...

Joan has tons of good ideas. Your frittatine on the big platter makes a stunning presentation!
LL

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a great idea! These little bites are so clever and look delicious.