Nonna Eugenia’s Sicilian Frittedda ___

Nonna Eugenia’s Sicilian Frittedda


For the Frittedda:

  • 2 bunches scallions, washed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 0.25 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.75 pounds frozen fava beans
  • 2 packages frozen artichokes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3 cups water


Put a large skillet with a lid over a high flame and heat the oil. Add the scallions and frozen fava beans. cook until the scallions begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

Add the artichokes and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add the salt to the pan and stir. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the artichokes begin to release some water.

Add the peas and pepper to the pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Add the water to the pan. Cover and cook until the fava Beans are tender and most of the water has absorbed, about 20-30 minutes.

Remove to a bowl and drizzle with some good quality extra virgin olive oil.

The Frittedda can be served warm as a side dish or room temperature or cold as a salad.