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Ejja - Libyan Frittata is a delicious, filling and healthy. Loaded with fresh parsley, spring, onion, cilantro, tomatoes and potatoes, you can either cook it on a skillet or bake in the oven. Ideal for breakfast, brunch or as a light lunch/dinner option.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Light Meal
Cuisine Libyan
Servings 4


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 medium potato
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • ½ cup fresh coriander/cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup spring onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno/chilli finely chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil


  • Peel and dice the potato into small cubes.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped potato and sprinkle a bit of the measured salt. Mix.
  • Lower the heat, cover the pan and cook the potatoes till nearly done.
  • In between make sure you toss the potatoes so that they do not stick to the pan.
  • In the meantime, whisk the eggs lightly with salt and pepper added to it. Also add the paprika if you're using any.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and flour. Whisk to mix.
  • Add the chopped parsley, coriander, spring onions, tomato and chilli.
  • Mix well.
  • Check if the potatoes are half cooked.
  • Add chopped onion. Stir fry till it becomes a bit soft.
  • Add the cooked mixture to the egg mixture.
  • Give it a quick mix.
  • Add the remaining oil.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan.
  • Cover the pan. Allow the frittata to cook over low to medium heat till the top is nearly dry.
  • Occasionally, take the lid off, and with your spatula nudge the cooked edges to allow the egg liquid to run under.
  • Flip the frittata so that the top part gets cooked.
  • If you can't flip it then place a large plate over the pan. Holding the pan handle and the plate, flip it over.
  • Carefully slip the frittata onto the pan again. Cook for a few minutes till done.
  • Serve hot frittata with some bread, flatbread of soup.


  • If you prepare the frittata in an oven proof skillet, you can easily allow the top to cook under the broiler.
  • Adjust the herbs according to your taste.
  • Make sure you chop the potato into small cubes. This way they will cook faster.
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