This Is the Cleverest Way to Eat a Leftover Frittata

published Mar 9, 2018
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The merits of a simple frittata are many, including the fact that it makes ideal leftovers! Not only can this baked egg skillet be cooked up with whatever veggies, cheese, or meat you have handy, but you can also count on it to hold up quite well in the fridge for days. You could eat the leftovers as is, but I have a much, much better idea for you! Even if you have just a small slice, this is the most ingenious way to eat a leftover frittata.

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Turn It into a Sandwich

Give your leftover frittata (any kind of frittata) new life by turning it into a sandwich. Consider it the easiest egg sandwich you will ever make! Whether you have a whole pan remaining or a single slice, it makes a great sandwich. Best of all, when you slip a slice between two pieces of bread, it becomes even more portable.

The 3-Step Frittata Sandwich

There’s not a lot of prep involved, but there are a few important decisions you’re going to have to make when building a frittata sandwich. It’s broken down into three basic — and perhaps somewhat obvious — steps. Here’s what you’ll need to consider.

  • The frittata: Keep things simple as can be by making a cold sandwich, or heat up the leftovers in the oven or toaster oven for a warm version.
  • The bread: The options here feel limitless! Whether you opt for a few slices of sandwich bread, a roll, English muffin, bagel, baguette, or even a wrap, there are no wrong choices.
  • Toppings and condiments: While you can certainly slap a wedge of frittata between a couple slices of bread and call it a day, calling on some extra toppings, spreads, or condiments is always a good idea in my book. It’s a low-effort solution to add an extra layer of flavor and texture. All sauces, dressings, and spreads are fair game, or try soft cheese, slices of avocado, braised greens, roasted vegetables, bacon, or some kimchi, to name a few. This is where you can really get creative with whatever you have handy.

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