Spinach is a leafy green vegetable rich in vitamin K that many persons choose to incorporate into their egg based dishes. It’s most common to find spinach in omelets or in scrambled eggs, but it is also frequently used in frittatas. Originating in Italy, frittatas are egg-based dishes which usually include meats, vegetables, cheeses or pasta. The word “frittata” can be roughly translated to “fried”. Frittatas are sometimes thought to be omelets because of the similarities between the two. The dish is also very similar to a quiche without crust. Just quickly prep your ingredients before popping it in the oven and you’re good to go.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 medium eggs
- 2 teaspoons of milk
- 1/2 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of onion, minced
- 1 small tomato, diced
- Start off by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C).
- After preheating your oven, whisk the eggs, the cheeses, milk, minced garlic, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl until well blended before setting the bowl aside.
- Next, take a small skillet over a medium-low heat and drizzle in the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the diced tomato and allow it to cook for about 3 minutes before adding the minced onion and fresh spinach leaves. Lower the heat and cook the onion and the spinach for about 2 minutes or until the onions have become golden brown. Once the onion, spinach and tomato have properly cooked, remove the skillet from heat and add the contents to the bowl with the eggs.
- Lastly, spray a small baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and transfer the contents of the bowl. Bake the frittata for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before serving warm.