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potato omelet
Potato Omelet
Originated from: Abruzzo or Calabria
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Dorinda (nee Carosella) Cavanaugh

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2-3 potatoes
5 eggs
1/3 cup Locatelli cheese
Salt and pepper
Crisco for frying


Mix eggs cheese, salt and pepper. Dice potatoes, fry in Crisco over medium heat, making sure the potatoes do not stick.

When browned and cooked, add egg mixture, pushing towards center until it "forms".

Let cook a few minutes, turn, cook a few minutes more.

May be made with asparagus, spring onions, etc.


Dorinda Cavanaugh's parents originated from two different regions -- her father, Mr. Nicholas Carosella, was born in Castelfrentano, Abruzzo; her mother was born in the United States and her mother's mother was born and raised in Calabria. The recipe in this entry was often made by Dorinda Cavanaugh's mother, Mrs. Ida Carosella. Dorinda Cavanaugh wrote down her mother's recipes and put them all together in a collection, entitled, "Secrets from Nana's Kitchen." The recipe in this entry comes from this private publication.

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