The.Boy and I have started watching Shark Tank together, which, for those of you who don’t know, is a reality tv show in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures to a panel of potential investors who can then either make an offer or not depending on how promising the enterprise seems like it will be and/or how annoying the contestant is.

Generally what this consists of is The.Boy yelling his commentary at my iPad screen while I complain that no one on the show comes close to Patrick Dempsey’s good looks, so shouldn’t we really be spending our time watching Grey’s Anatomy instead?


Somewhere along the way, I must have gotten the Shark Tank mentality under my skin because yesterday, after slicing into my thumb while chopping a turnip and searing my forearm on the top rack of my oven that was a warm and toasty 350 degrees, instead of thinking “wow, I should be more careful”, I thought “wow, we should create a full-body oven mitt and pitch it to Shark Tank”.

(Because that’s a normal reaction to pain and blood.)


I can’t be the only accident prone person in the kitchen, after all.Β  So I’m thinking a few segments on QVC and we’ll pretty much be set for life.


None of which has anything to do with this fritatta other than that, with its layers upon layers of crispy creamy roasted potato slices and toasty feta cheese topping, it is just the thing you want to have waiting for you in your fridge when both of your upper extremities are throbbing.

Which, hopefully, you wouldn’t know anything about buuuuuuuutttttt, if by some chance you do…I may know a girl in the full-body-oven-mitt business in the near future. Stay tuned.


One year ago…Bananas Foster Bread
Two years ago…Avocado Pistachio Creme Brulee, Roast Salmon with Sweet Chipotle Glaze and Hominy Puree
Three years ago…Eggplant and Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce
Four years ago…Penne with Artichokes, Black Olives and Peas

Potato Fritatta with Feta and Scallions
Serves 4-6, adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 3/4 lb yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more for potatoes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 bunch (3-4) scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk or cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Coat a baking pan or sheet with 2 tbsp olive oil. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1/4-1/2-inch slices. Halve them so that they’re half circles. Place in prepared pan and then season generously with salt and black pepper. Roast 30 minutes or until mostly cooked, tossing once halfway through.
  2. Arrange the roasted potatoes in a cast-iron skillet or in the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place the brown undersides of the potatoes facing up. Sprinkle the feta and scallions over the potatoes. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, cream, 1/2 tsp salt, and black pepper.Β  Pour over theΒ  potatoes.
  3. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until just set. Remove the foil and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until puffed at the edges and set in the center.


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79 Responses to Potato Fritatta with Feta and Scallions

  1. Ive seen the recipe in Deb’s book and it always looked good. You made is look AMAZING!

  2. Ahhhh… welcome to the joys of a relationship. It’s all a balancing act. πŸ˜‰ And my goodness, this potato frittata looks glorious!

  3. Beth says:

    Wow – this looks amazing. And accident-prone? Me too. Sign me up for that full body oven mitt.

  4. I love Shark Tank! Awesome show.
    And this fritatta with the potatoes, feta, and scallions could not be more perfect!

  5. Ha – my husband and I have TOTALLY become Shark Tank junkies (we even DVR it in case we’re not home on Fri at 9pm but – who am I kidding – I usually am!). I NEED to make this frittata. Eggs are so good for baby and I just love potatoes and feta in everything!

  6. Audra says:

    Haha- I would totally buy that oven mitt!
    This fritatta is gorgeous- keeping it in mind for future brunch ideas πŸ™‚

  7. I gather the show is based on the BBC Dragons Den and a full sized oven mit is a good idea!

  8. That fritatta looks so beautiful! (am I the only person that would call potatoes, feta, and eggs beautiful? hope not!) Feta sounds like the perfect cheese to use.

    PS would totally buy that oven mitt. Basically the day after I moved into my house, I set my entire hand on a hot burner on the stove. Good times…

  9. Love all the of layers of potatoes in this frittata Joanne! I have more scars on my forearm from oven burns than you can imagine! Blends well with my growing age spots (yuck!).

  10. Mary says:

    What a delicious creation. It looks and sounds fabulous, Joanne. I hope that burn heals quickly. They can be really nasty things. I also hope your week is off to a great start. Blessings…Mary

  11. Marcia says:

    I used to be incredibly accident prone in the kitchen. Cuts, burns…I cut myself the day before my Professional Engineer’s exam, ended up needing stitches and a tetanus shot. That was a fun 8 hour exam. Passed it though.

    I LOVE frittatas, and especially potatoes…will most definitely try this some day.

  12. Debbie says:

    Delicious and delicious. Oh and I love Shark Tank…..some of the sharks have incredible patience to listen to some of the guests on the show. Do you remember the guy they brought back twice? I think he was selling small bottles of wine to sell in arena’s…..oh he was such a jerk!!!!! Couldn’t stand him!!!!!!

  13. marie says:

    My kids have seen that show a few times and apparently it’s Emry’s favorite show now. Yes it would be cool to have a great idea and 15 minutes on QVC, we’d be set for life. Now if I just had a good idea…………..

  14. I never heard of Shark Tank, I’ll have to look that show up!! Hey I think the full body oven mitt would be great! I’m always burning myself in the kitchen!! Your friatta looks fab! I have had a pizza with these flavors in it and it’s amazing, I can only imagine how much better a fritatta would taste!!

  15. Kim says:

    That is the most gorgeous fritatta I’ve ever seen…it truly is! Plus, I love how creamy those yukon gold potatoes are.

    Sorry about the cooking injuries! My right forearm is full of scars from oven burns. I would be a good test candidate for the full body oven mitt.

  16. bellini says:

    My kind of dish Joanne!!

  17. Haha, can’t wait to see your full body mitt!

  18. sandra says:

    this looks really nice and an easy weekend meal – plus I have all the ingredients. Yay!

  19. Big Dude says:

    Looks delicious and I like roasting the potatoes first for the extra flavor and a little crunch.

  20. I’d run with the full body armor. Ouch. Sorry.
    Me, the spud lover, would enjoy two big helpings of this. Yukons are my favorites, too.

  21. Jessie says:

    Ha! I like the way you think, Joanne. And now I’m left wondering what a full-body oven mitt looks like. Probably kike a cross between the Michelin man and something you’d wear to avoid attack dogs. Sign me up!

    I’ve never tried feta in a fritatta, but now I must because it looks delicious!

  22. I’m INCREDIBLY accident prone…I always have cuts, burns, and bruises from incidents in the kitchen!

    And I love this fritatta! SUCH yummy flavors!

  23. maybe not full body, but i’d be in need of ones that at least cover my forearm too πŸ˜‰ love this frittata… wishing i had time to make something like this for breakfast this week!

  24. you know i love fritattas! this version sounds awesome πŸ™‚

  25. Pam says:

    I love shark tank! And the sound of this frittata!

  26. Pam says:

    I sometimes need a full-body oven mitt! I also need this fritatta, it looks and sounds amazing.

  27. this looks amazing – all my favorite flavors! – adore the feta!
    Mary x

  28. Monet says:

    I need one too! I have so many burns on my body right now. Haha. My mother in law is always so concerned when she sees them. I tell her I bake too much! This looks delicious, Joanne. Thank you so much for sharing!

  29. Foodycat says:

    This does look delicious! And I would welcome a full-body oven mitt.

  30. That Girl says:

    I feel like everyone I know watches shark tank. I barely have time for the shows we already watch!

  31. Ashley says:

    I love your invention…it would be a top seller for sure πŸ˜‰

  32. I also immediately think of inventions to solve problems rather than considering changing MY behavior (ha). Also super accident prone in the kitchen. Maybe, like, a full sleeve oven mitt? I’d also like some sort of wax-type-thing I could dip my fingers in that would protect them from being cut without having to wear gloves. Just while we’re making culinary nonsense creations over here.
    This looks SO GOOD.
    Never thrown potatoes in a frittata before, sounds like an excellent call! I’ll have to try this weekend!

  33. I love meals like this. Just throw stuff in a pan (after lots of chopping of course) and enjoy! I need to whip out my Smitten cookbook again…so good!

  34. Joanne – we love Shark Tank and always watch it! A full-body oven mitt would be hysterical lol!

  35. Katie says:

    Ooh! Those slices look INCREDIBLE! I’d love to see a prototype of that oven mitt. I used to think I didn’t get burned in the kitchen, and then I did three times last week!

  36. Great idea to pitch to Shark Tank :-). And it looks lovely too. I’m getting used to having all sorts of ‘scars’ from the kitchen – marks of war and peace!

  37. Eileen says:

    Oh no, kitchen injuries! I hope you’re doing ok. πŸ™‚ At least you got a beautiful frittata out of the deal, right?

  38. This is my kind of frittata, Joanne! It looks scrumptious! And yea, we love Shark Tank in this house. I would totally go for the full-body oven mitt with my clumsiness!

  39. Haha, I don’t know if I need a full body oven mitt but full length arm mitts (that still leave your arms functional) is a great idea – get on that! Love this fritatta too and the cheese no top looks heavenly!

  40. Ashley Bee says:

    I looove fritatta and quiche because they double as breakfast AND dinner foods. LOVE potatoes too!

  41. I will definitely buy one of your full body oven mitts! The number of scars on me from the oven, mandoline, knives, and other assorted kitchen battles is ridiculous. πŸ˜‰

    The fritatta looks amazing. Of course you had me at potatoes and feta!

  42. The weird thing about burns is that they tend not to hurt at first, and then suddenly they start to sting. They also look worse the day after πŸ™ I hope you heal quickly!

  43. Potatoes and feta? Say no more. Just box this up and ship it my way. πŸ™‚ It is seriously mouthwatering!

  44. a full body oven mitt would be a wonderful thing to have in my kitchen. my arms are covered in burns!!! Brilliant idea. And this frittata sounds so stinking good. I love anything with a bunch of scallions in it!

  45. I’d like an automatic mandoline after slicing part of a finger off it took me a year just to use it again! I do use it but, an automatic one would be ideal…lol!! I’m all for the full body oven mitt too πŸ˜‰ This fritatta sounds amazing, I love every single ingredient! Your pictures are wonderful!

  46. Lora says:

    Wow. This looks amazing!

  47. i don’t think I have ever combined feta with potatoes but I am loving it!

  48. Colynn O says:

    I watch Shark Tank too. It’s an interesting show. Please tell me when you get that full-body oven mitt company going. I could definitely use a few of those. I have some many burn scars on my hands and forearms…it’s ridiculous. I also lit my hair on fire trying to start the grill one time. I should be more careful. Haha.

    Anyways, the frittata looks awesome. I wish I could eat it, but it has inspired me to come up with something similar. πŸ™‚

  49. Elizabeth says:

    This looks amazing! I love feta cheese so much.

  50. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love potato frittata and you have made me very hungry. What a lovely dinner but I’m so sorry you had to eat it why all bandaged up from being in the danger zone that is ‘the kitchen’ xx

  51. P says:

    That’s so funny! I’ve been getting into the Shark Tank mentality also, ever since watching the show every week. Seriously though, that is my favorite Friday night show! We like to make fun of Daymond on how he’s always the first one out :P.

  52. I would totally buy your full body protector. I’m a huge clutz in the kitchen and am burning or cutting myself regularly. Luckily, your frittata looks delicious!

  53. What a stunning frittata! Anything with feta gets my vote.

  54. Beautiful, delicious fritatta, Joanne! I will buy a full body oven mitt if you ever market them. I can’t tell you how many times I burned myself when I was premenstrual- I have the scars to prove it :)l

  55. OohLookBel says:

    Potatoes + cheese = Brilliant! PS: Potatoes are my favourite vegetable πŸ˜‰

  56. Patsy K says:

    I may be your first customer! I’ve had my share of kitchen mis-haps over the years! lol!

  57. Haha, I could totally use a full body oven mitt! And your fritatta looks amazing!

  58. Juliana says:

    Nice fritatta for breakfast…love the layers of potatoes…a very hearty one.
    Enjoy your week Joanne πŸ™‚

  59. Tessa says:

    You aren’t the only one. I have burn scars on both of my forearms from the oven. Every year, about the time I start wearing short sleeves, I burn myself taking something out of the oven. Apparently, I graze my arms on the oven all winter only to be saved by my sleeves. Seems I could use your oven mitt too πŸ™‚

    This fritatta looks awesome by the way. Loving the feta topping!

  60. Amy says:

    And they say only dull knives are dangerous…. We LOVE Shark Tank. Been watching since the beginning and can’t understand why it isn’t more popular. Give the sharks this Fritatta and I bet they’d loan you money. Well, probably not. But I would. Looks freakin’ awesome.

  61. A full body oven mitt – I need that in my life! And yes, we should all be watching Greys instead. Although Patrick Dempsey has gotten OLD!!

    Anyway, this frittata – yes! Frittatas are my favorite breakfast-type meals because they’re so easy to make!

  62. Katerina says:

    Well, if there is feta in this you can count me in!!!

  63. Lynn says:

    That looks so good. And I love Grey’s Anatomy, too. πŸ™‚

  64. Slightly disappointed there are no actual sharks in Shark Tank, however with the amount of times I burn and slice myself in the kitchen, a full-body mitt most definitely has my approval. Would buy for sure. Love the sound of this fritatta, too! Especially with that decent amount of feta.

  65. Von says:

    haha….love the idea of the full body oven mitt! I shall be one of the first to purchase if you ever do go ahead with the idea (though I could imagine, it’d look quite silly!)- I have a habit of burning myself everywhere when I’m baking! πŸ™‚ Your frittata looks delicious though!

  66. Barbara says:

    Kitchens are dangerous places! And because we bloggers spend a lot of time there, we need to be alert. If you invent the oven mitt, I’ll be first in line to buy one!
    Love your potato take on the fritatta!

  67. I’m not sure why but I have never added potato to frittata. That needs to change, this looks amazing!

  68. Oh yum, your fritatta looks absolutely delicious – I definitely want to give this recipe a try!

  69. I love potatoes and this fritatta looks amazing! Will for sure be giving it a try!

  70. Oh yeah, I have kitchen tattoos from the tip of my fingers to my elbows – I feel your pain! This fritatta sounds like it would definitely ease some of that pain…mmm…

  71. LOL, I would totally invest in your full-body oven mitt idea! I seriously have more scars from burning myself than I’d care to admit… But this fritatta would definitely make me feel better. It looks insanely good πŸ™‚

  72. I love a good fritatta. This one looks right up my alley, Joanne.

  73. Geni says:

    Oh, this looks so comforting, hearty and just perfect whether you are watching Shark Tank, Grey’s or happen to be in need of a little food Rx after hitting the ER. We love Shark Tank at our house. And this girl loves Grey’s. Nothing beats a greying Patrick Dempsey if you ask me. Nothing.

  74. Reeni Pisano says:

    Haha you crack me up! I love the Shark Tank! And this frittata! Potatoes and feta? Yes please. All things I love.

  75. teresa says:

    you two sound a lot like my hubs and i, this made me smile!

    i love the idea of eggs and feta together, what a lovely combo. this looks so delicious!

  76. grace says:

    i can’t think of a time when i saw potatoes in a frittata, but it’s only natural. lovely dish!

  77. Karis says:

    I love your logic as to why you should be watching Grey’s Anatomy instead of Shark Tank, and completely agree!

    Potatoes and feta sound like a wonderful frittata combination, can’t wait to try this.

  78. Dining Alone says:

    If I am doing a lot of chopping and slicing I will proudly wear my microplane cutting glove so I don’t slice a digit. I could totally use that full body suit πŸ™‚

  79. Laura says:

    This made me laugh. And hungry. Love the feta. And now I am pinning it.

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