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Easy Spinach Frittata

For a few years now, I’ve had this fascination with frittatas.

Convinced that they would be too thick, too dense, too eggy and so on, I swore I would never make one. Yet, I coveted every photo that my fellow food bloggers snapped of the interesting egg dish.

Finally, in search of an easy breakfast recently, I decided to just make one.

It would use up the eggs in the house so that I wouldn’t feel guilty buying a dozen at the farmer’s market and it would get this unhealthy frittata obsession out of my system.

After all my assumptive analysis, I was very wrong.

Frittatas aren’t really too thick, heavy, dense or even eggy. In fact, they are quite tasty. And the leftovers reheated easily the next day.

This is a good dish, believe it or not, when you really don’t feel like cooking since it’s something you put on and just leave alone.

Easy Spinach Frittata

Easy Spinach Frittata

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 eggs, , beaten
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar

Instructions

  1. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Salt and pepper generously.
  2. Beat the eggs, adding Italian herbs to the mixture. Pour over spinach mixture. Top with the cheddar.
  3. Cook, without stirring, for 15 minutes, or until the frittata is mostly set. (No, I don't cover it.)
  4. Preheat a broiler to high. Place the cast iron skillet in the oven and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until golden.
  5. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
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Julie

Wednesday 14th of April 2010

Delish! I added a little garlic to the oil before cooking the spinach. So easy and very tasty! thanks for this healthy dinner

amanda

Saturday 15th of November 2008

So I decided I want to use my spinach for some kind of egg concoction and I decided to see what you might have...this is PERFECT!! Easy and healthy.

Joe

Monday 7th of July 2008

Hello, Love the blog. I just made some spinach and cheese frittata and thought you might be interested. Come check it out when you have the time.

Regards,

Joe

http://cookingquest.wordpress.com/2008/07/06/frittata/

Cate O'Malley

Thursday 3rd of July 2008

It's a great way to use up those bits and pieces of leftovers in your fridge. Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) has a great recipe for a salmon one.