Chicory and Mizuna Frittata

Frittatas 50 Ways Series

I’m currently on a Frittata kick.  They’re the lazy man’s quiche and the untalented chef’s quick fancy omelet rival.  All you need is a stove top, broiler, and cast iron skillet to make the magic happen.  I could never get the omelet fold-over correct and several times had semi-raw egg soup filled omelets.  As the basic frittata without fail always looks sexy and is nearly foolproof I’m going to have a whole series of different incarnations.

This frittata was made with contents of my CSA farm share compliments of Parker Farm in Lunenburg MA.  For week one’s drop off I was supplied with 8 heads of leafy greens and have been searching for ways to use them up.


  • 1/4 head of curly chicory
  • large bunch of mizuna
  • 5 eggs
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Milk
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Set medium to large size (5″-8″) cast iron pan on stove top on low heat.
  2. Toss some olive oil into pan (like 1-2 tablespoons)
  3. Slice garlic cloves and set aside.
  4. Wash and chop chicory and mizuna.
  5. Add garlic to hot oil, cook until fragrant.
  6. Add chopped greens to pan and turn heat up towards medium-high.  Cook down greens until wilted.  My temp was just right that I didn’t have to strain off excess liquid.  If your wilted greens are swimming, pour off excess water before the next steps.
  7. While greens are cooking, whisk together eggs and milk.
  8. Spread cooked greens evenly along bottom of pan and sprinkle with spices. Reduce heat back to medium-low.
  9. Pour egg mixture evenly over the greens in the pan.  Use a fork to evenly distribute the egg mixture. Cook for several minutes until at least half way firmed up.
  10. Put the skillet under the broiler and cook until eggs are fully set and top is a beautiful brown color.  I added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to the top of my eggs before setting everything under the broiler.

Cut into wedges to serve.  Serves 3-4.


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