Whispers of Tuscany: Frittata di Cipolle, A Symphony of Onions


Frittata di Cipolle, a Tuscan delight, is a simple yet sophisticated dish where onions take center stage. Imagine thin slices of caramelized onions, intertwined with fluffy, golden eggs, each forkful a perfect blend of sweetness and savoriness. Enhanced with a touch of Parmesan and fresh herbs, this frittata is a testament to the beauty of Italian simplicity. Ideal for any meal, it's a culinary ode to the rustic elegance of Tuscany.

Whispers of Tuscany: Frittata di Cipolle, A Symphony of Onions

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Ideal Serving Size: A generous slice, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories per Serving: Approx. 180 kcal
  • Macronutrients:
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 11g (saturated: 3g)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 220mg


  • Large onions (thinly sliced): 3
  • Eggs: 6
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 40g
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 20g
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Onion Caramelization: In a non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, cooking slowly until caramelized.
  2. Egg Mixture: Whisk together eggs, Parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  3. Frittata Cooking: Pour the egg mixture over the onions. Cook over low heat until the eggs are set, then flip carefully to cook the other side.
  4. Serving: Slice and serve either warm or at room temperature.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Patience is key to perfectly caramelized onions; they should be golden, not burnt.
  • A splash of balsamic vinegar can add a delightful twist to the caramelized onions.
  • For a fluffy frittata, beat the eggs vigorously to incorporate air.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I add other ingredients? Absolutely, bell peppers or zucchini make great additions.
  • Is it necessary to flip the frittata? Flipping ensures even cooking, but it can also be finished under a broiler.
  • Can this dish be made ahead? Yes, it can be refrigerated and served cold or reheated.