Chesapeake Crab Frittata

September 20, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

Leftover crabmeat is frequently used for breakfast on the Chesapeake Bay. This recipe provides a changeup to the usual flavors by using curry powder. Depending on your taste, try hot or mild curry powders. Use any variety of leftover vegetables as well.. This recipe calls for lump meat but any combination of claw, lump, and backfin works great. —bill

What You'll Need
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped, green onions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add curry powder to butter and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add red pepper and onions and saute until soft.
  5. Add crab and tomato and warm through gently. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add lemon zest to creme fraiche. Whisk eggs and creme fraiche together.
  7. Pour egg mixture over crab and veggie mixture, stir well. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture begins to set.
  8. Mix cilantro and ricotta cheese. When eggs begin to set, add small dollups of cheese to top of frittata and bake about 12 minutes or until set.
  9. Serve hot or room temperature, cut into wedges.
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Goldilocks September 20, 2009
oh this looks FANSTATIC