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What is the difference between omelets and frittatas?

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Question: What is the difference between omelets and frittatas?
Omelets and frittatas are eaten not only for breakfast, but also as a main dish. Find out the difference.
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What is the difference between an omelet and a frittata?

In the strictest sense, the difference boils down to a matter of folding in a filling rather than mixing it in. Omelets traditionally have the egg mixture cooked and folded around a filling, while a frittata just mixes it all up, cooked in a mishmash combination all at once. Frittatas are often served at room temperature, making them perfect for brunches or larger groups.

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Frittata Recipes
Omelet Photo © 2009 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone
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