Frittata con Gli Zoccoli

Bacon Omelette

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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This bacon omelette is a typical Tuscan country dish. It is perfection when accompanied by a radicchio salad.


  • 115 g (4 oz) smoked streaky bacon, cut into little chunks
  • 5 tablespoons olive o


In a heavy omelette pan, fry the bacon in the oil until crisp and all the fat has run out. Italians, like Americans, think perfect bacon consists of well-crisped fat, and not pink lean meat. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper, then pour on top of the bacon.

Cook the omelette over low heat until the underneath is crisp and golden, then turn it out on to a plate or lid and slide it back i