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Recipe - Spinach Frittata

Posted by Magic of Spice

The frittata is an Italian dish, similar in composition to an omelet
Frittata preparation differs from omelets preparation in that the eggs are beaten to incorporate air
where the eggs for omelets usually are stirred
Ingredients to be incorporated into a frittata are added to the pan prior to the egg mixture
There are a multitude of ingredients that can be used in this dish
A frittata is usually served sliced like a pizza or pie

Spinach Frittata

What you will need:
2 bunches of cleaned, chopped spinach
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
6-8 large eggs
2 tablespoons of cream or whole milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 ounces goat cheese or feta
1 small tomato, chopped and laid out on a rack to dry
2 pinches nutmeg, ground
Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
10-12 inch oven-proof skillet
(or cover the handle of a traditional skillet with foil)

Let’s get cooking:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and Parmesan cheese
Add the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, pepper and nutmeg
In an oven-proof skillet, sauté the onions and the mushrooms in olive oil,
Until onions are translucent
Add garlic and spinach, cook another minute
Spread the spinach mixture evenly on the bottom of the skillet
Pour in your egg mixture over spinach mixture.
Use a spatula along sides of the pan to allow the egg mixture to flow beneath
Sprinkle goat cheese or feta over mixture
On medium heat, place the pan on the stove top until it is half set
Place the pan in a oven preheated to 400 degrees
Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden
Allow it to cool for several minutes,
the cut it into quarters to serve
Serves 6 to 8

Serve this dish with a fruit salad
And pair Syrah or Shiraz red

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