1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 red bell peppers
1 bunch scallions
4 ounces prosciutto
1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese, seasoned lightly with salt and pepper and stirred until creamy
- Put the potatoes in a 4 qt pan and just cover with water and add salt until it tastes like the sea. Bring to a boil and cook until they are tender but not mushy, 10-15 minutes. Drain
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees (this is to finish the frittata. Most of the cooking will happen on the stove top) or you can use the broiler instead. If using the broiler preheat at the same time you add the eggs to the pan.
- Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet (non-stick if you have one, with an oven proof handle) over medium high heat. Swirl the melted butter to cover the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
- Add the peppers, scallions, and prosciutto, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cook until fragrant and the peppers ae softening but not browning, 5-7 minutes. Add the potatoes to the top.
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl, add 1 teaspoon salt, many twists of pepper, and the Parmigiano. Whisk until the eggs are nicely blended. Pour the eggs over the ingredients in the skillet, scraping everything out of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
- Reduce the heat to medium and let the eggs sit for about 2 minutes. Then carefully slip the spatula around the edges of the eggs, releasing them from the pan, allowing more liquid egg to flow underneath. Let the new layer of egg set up a bit and then repeat the process.
- After most of the liquid egg has cooked, but the top is still runny dollop the ricotta over the top of the frittata in 8 blobs.
- Transfer the pan to the oven and finish cooking the frittata all the way through, about 5 minutes. It should puff up a bit and brown. If finishing under the broiler, place the pan at least 5 inches away from the heat source. Keep an eye on the frittata and remove once it browns.
- Let the frittata sit in the pan for a couple of minutes, then run the spatula or small knife around the edge of the frittata and as far under the center as you can. Serve it from the pan or gently slide it onto a serving platter. Serve warm or cold the next day.