Frittata is the Perfect Solar Eclipse Party Feature!

Frittata, Solar Eclipse and Huckleberry Hill Adventure


The sun image is ‘picture perfect’ in the yellow hues and round shape of a classic frittata. Fabulous for a solar eclipse dinner party!

Simple egg frittata for dinner on Monday, August 21st sounds good to us! The kids have spent the day at school focusing on the eclipse. The news is all a buzz about this amazing event. However, life is busy and Monday is a work day…we want easy and healthy. (No junk food themes please; i.e. moon-pies, starburst or milky ways…giggle,giggle.  I love moon-pies!)


At Huckleberry Hill we are turning to Papa Archie for his amazing frittata.


I love his frittata so much, I often request mini ones to place in lunch boxes, they are perfect at room temperature.

Here is Papa Archie’s simple four step technique:


  1. In an ovenproof skillet sauté with oil and butter (use spray if watching calories): Sliced Onion
  2. Once caramelized add your favorite veggies, we enjoy:

asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms and sweet pepper- add to the skillet and mix with onions, cook until tender.


We “gobble up” the veggie version, you can bulk it up with a diced pre-cooked baked potato or add ham, bacon or ground beef. Whatever you have on hand works fine! Think of it as a big omelet.


  1. Use a dozen fresh organic eggs. Beat well. We do not add salt as the cheese adds salt to the dish. Add fresh ground pepper and grated cheese of choice.


  1. Pour eggs over the ingredients and then finish in the oven, this is much easier than “flipping”.

Cool 5 minutes, slice and enjoy! Terrific with a salad and fresh fruit.

Hope you enjoy this simple  and delicious frittata. Make in muffin tins for mini sun shaped versions! (This is how we make it for lunch boxes.)


Would love to hear from you, my mom (Nonna Cathy) has another version that slices well and is great at room temperature for parties or potlucks. I promise to share her simple recipe soon. In the meantime, I would love to hear about your solar eclipse dinner party!


As always, follow your dreams.

See you at the beach. Huckleberry Hugs, Maxine (AKA “Molly”)