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Rocco DiSpirito's Mama's Frittata Sandwich

Rocco's favorite lunchtime treat from childhood. Eggs for protein, potatoes for body, peppers and onion for flavor, this sandwich is one well-rounded meal!

Serves 4


10 large or 8 extra large eggs, at room temperature

2 tablespoons Filippo Berio extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for bread

2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut in bite-size chunks

1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped

1 green bell pepper

1 red bell pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Red pepper flakes to taste

1 whole garlic clove, cut in half

8 slices rustic Italian bread

1 ripe heirloom tomato, quartered



Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a10-inch nonstick pan over medium heat and sauté the potatoes, onion and bell peppers, stirring often, until tender, about 10-15 minutes. The potatoes should turn a light golden color.  Season with salt and pepper.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and Parmigiano-Reggiano.  Season with salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Pour the eggs over the softened vegetables and stir gently until the eggs set around the edge of the pan.  Stop stirring and continue to cook until the bottom is browned and set, about 6-7 minutes. Flip the frittata and continue cooking on the other side.

Meanwhile, rub each slice of bread with the garlic clove to impart garlic flavor to the bread.  Next, rub bread with cut tomato, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with a little salt and red pepper flakes.

Slip the frittata out of the pan and slice into wedges.  Place 2 wedges on four of the slices of bread and top with remaining bread slices to make a sandwich.  Spear with toothpicks, if desired, and cut in half to serve.

This recipe was presented by Guest Chef Rocco DiSpirito, on show 1915 - Cooking Live with Rocco DiSpirito and Michael Luboff.


  1. Lisa's avatar


    After watching a rerun of Ciao Italia I decided to try this recipe. My children and I are not big on eggs so it was a real reach to even consider this being good. However, after cooking and trying this recipe eggs are definitely back in for our family! These are delicious and if an egg hater can say that you know they've gotta be good!

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