Shiitake Mushroom Frittata with Pecorino Romano
Why This Recipe Works
We started with a well-seasoned filling made with bold ingredients and combined it with a dozen eggs to make a substantial dinner. To ensure that the frittata was cohesive, we chopped the filling ingredients small so that they could be surrounded and held in place by the eggs. To help the eggs stay tender even when cooked to a relatively high temperature, we added milk and salt. The liquid dilutes the proteins, making it harder for them to coagulate and turn the eggs rubbery, and salt weakens the interactions between proteins, producing a softer curd. Finally, for eggs that were cooked fully and evenly, we started the frittata on the stovetop, stirring until a spatula left a trail in the curds, and then transferred the skillet to the oven to gently finish.