Tasty egg white frittata is baked in a cast-iron skillet into puffy perfection. Topped with tomatoes and green onions, it is pretty, delicious and filling.
I love making frittatas. Egg dishes are perfect for breakfast or brunch – they are flavorful and very satiating. And frittatas are especially fun to make because you can use up whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand.
This egg white frittata is so fluffy and delicious. It’s wonderful for brunch, and I love having the leftovers for my breakfasts throughout the week.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty frittata. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
Butter: I use it to grease the skillet. Sometimes I use ghee.
Egg whites: I use eight large egg whites in this recipe. You can either use whole egg whites from fresh eggs or use egg whites from a carton.
Kosher salt and black pepper: If using fine salt, you should reduce the amount you use, or the frittata could end up too salty.
Garlic powder: I like to add it because egg whites are a bit bland. The garlic powder greatly enhances their flavor.
Grated Parmesan: It’s best to use finely grated parmesan and not coarsely shredded.
Cherry tomatoes: I slice them in half. They’re very tasty after being cooked into the frittata and they also add great color.
Green onions: I use just the green parts. Just like the tomatoes, they add color AND flavor.
How to make an egg white frittata
It’s easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
1. Your first step is to whisk egg whites with salt, pepper, and garlic powder until fluffy. Then mix in some Parmesan.
2. Pour the mixture into a hot greased cast-iron skillet.
3. Top the egg mixture with tomatoes and scallions and cook on the stovetop until the bottom is set, then bake in the oven until the eggs are fully cooked and puffed.
You can vary the ingredients
I like to use Parmesan, cherry tomatoes and scallions when making this recipe. But you can use other cheeses such as cheddar, provolone, or goat cheese. And you should definitely experiment with different herbs!
For example, another tasty combination that I really like is sun-dried tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese, and oregano.
This is, in my opinion, the best part about making omelets and frittatas. You can – and should – use whatever you have on hand.
What skillet to use
I bake this tasty frittata in a small 8-inch cast-iron skillet. It comes out puffed and gorgeous. A cast-iron skillet works because it’s oven-proof. And if it’s well-seasoned, the eggs won’t stick to it. But you can use any ovenproof skillet in this recipe.
What to serve with egg white frittata
Is it better than a regular frittata?
I actually prefer to use whole eggs. In fact, one of my favorite frittatas is this tasty spinach frittata that uses whole eggs. But sometimes, when a recipe such as this chocolate custard leaves me with unused egg whites, I make this egg white frittata.
What about leftovers?
Leftovers keep well in the fridge, in a sealed container, for 3-4 days. They are very tasty when gently reheated in the microwave, or even cold. I haven’t tried freezing the leftovers, so I don’t know if that would work.
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Egg White Frittata
- 1 tablespoon butter for pan
- 8 large egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch oven-safe skillet (such as a cast iron skillet) with butter.
- Whisk the egg whites with salt, pepper, and garlic powder until foamy. Add the Parmesan and whisk to incorporate.
- Heat the skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Pour the egg mixture into the warm skillet. Allow it to cook for about a minute.
- Arrange the tomatoes and scallions on top of the eggs. Keep cooking until the bottom is set, about 2 more minutes, then transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking for about 10 more minutes. The frittata is done when puffy and golden and a toothpick inserted in its center comes out clean.
- Carefully loosen the edges of the frittata with a spatula, slice and serve.