Frittata – that dense, eggy pie that's heftier than an omelette and a little easier to make – is one of those dishes that unlocks whole worlds of potential. Master it and you've got a year-round dish that's the perfect standby for last-minute dinner invitations, nights when you're low on inspiration or when it comes to Sunday and your fridge is full of vegetables that need a home quick-smart. In spring, peas and other bright greens work well with cheese (goat's curd, perhaps), while in winter mushrooms and hard cheeses like pecorino make for an earthy combination.
Add salad and perhaps some bread for a complete meal, or serve small wedges as part of a larger breakfast spread. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.