- To make a frittata
See, for example, my recipe for frittata di zucchine or an unusual one with roasted peaches.
- To make a mess
Whenever my mother sent me to buy eggs as a child, she would always warn me not to make a frittata, i.e. break some or all of the eggs. At the store they did not use cartons (a great invention, if you ask me) and wrapped the eggs individually in pieces of newspaper, so that they looked like giant candies. The padding provided by the newspaper was often insufficient and I would arrive home with a cracked egg, which, in my mother's view of the world, was equivalent to having made a frittata.
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