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Sweet Corn Frittata with Cherry Tomato Compote

Sweet corn is making its seasonal debut here at Tumbleweed Farm and we are thrilled! We’ve been waiting all year to sink our teeth into an ear of fresh sweet corn and it tastes sweeter than we remember. Not only is the corn cropping up but the abundance of tomatoes makes it really feel like summer around these parts. It’s been slow going in the tomato department until recently but now things are cranking. The temperature is due to rise quite a bit this week which means they’ll continue to thrive!

This frittata was just what the doctor ordered after a long and hot day in the fields. Simple, fresh and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We paired this sweet corn frittata with a cherry tomato compote which really ties this meal together. Serve with a side salad and glass of crisp white wine for a perfect summer supper.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm!

Sweet Corn Frittata with Burst Cherry Tomato Compote

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 30 minutes    Serves: 4

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch of scallions, white and green parts diced separately
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized potato, scrubbed and cut into 1/4 inch chunks
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (or frozen kernels thawed)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Cherry Tomato Compote  
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (any variety will work)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • healthy pinch of fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the diced white part of the scallions and the minced garlic and cook, stirring often until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the potato and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the potato softens, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and continue to cook for about 2 minutes longer.
  2. Preheat the broiler.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, crushed red pepper flakes and half of the feta cheese. Stir in the potato mixture and the scallion greens.
  4. Wipe out the skillet the the veggie mixture was cooking in and heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the egg/veggie mixture and sprinkle with the remainder of the cheese. Cook, without stirring, shaking the pan once or twice to loosen frittata until underside is golden but the top is still slightly wet, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. Broil the frittata about 3 inches from the heat until the top is golden brown. Serve with the tomato compote (see below)
Tomato Compote
  1. Heat the oil in a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often for about 1 minute.  Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes longer. Pour in the wine and continue to cook until the wine is reduced by about half. Add the basil, salt and pepper, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes burst and become fragrant, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and place the tomatoes in a bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary *Cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Corn Frittata with Cherry Tomato Compote

  1. Liz Lyons says:

    This was absolutely delicious! Thank you.

  2. Lauren says:

    I absolutely love this dish!

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy to hear!

  3. Marianne says:

    Outrageously delicious! Love, love, love.

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