Monday, January 23, 2012

spinach feta frittata

trying to find things that are both delicious, nutritious, and finger-food-friendly is sometimes a huge pain in the a$%.  especially last minute.  this frittata is all of those things.  and super-easy.

original recipe from jamie oliver's site
and because he is so relaxed about portions and such, i was as well...and i winged it.  you do need an over-safe frying pan but everything else should be something you already have in your kitchen.


½ a small red onion
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ cup drained and squeezed chopped defrosted frozen spinach or approximately 9 ounces of fresh spinach (i used fresh, and i probably used more than 9 ounces)
4 large eggs(i used 6)
½ cup crumbled feta cheese freshly 
ground black pepper, to taste


Peel and finely slice the onion.

Preheat your broiler to high. Pour enough oil into a small 7 to 8 inch ovenproof non-stick frying pan to very lightly coat the bottom (about 1 teaspoon) and put over a medium heat.

Add the onion and cook until just starting to brown. Add the spinach and toss for a minute or two to heat through, then remove from the heat and allow the vegetables to cool slightly. 

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add in the cooled spinach and red onion, followed by the feta and a good pinch of pepper.

    Put your pan back on a medium heat and pour in the eggs. Stir around gently with a spatula until you feel the egg start to set at the bottom, then straight away, turn the heat off so the frittata stays half cooked and quite runny.

    Carefully place your frying pan under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the frittata is golden and cooked through (check the center with a fork.) Put a plate over the pan and turn over quickly but carefully – the frittata should come right out. Serve hot or cold.

    give baby a fork so he can feed himself cause he sure ain't going to let you do it for him.

    {and i apologize for the quality of the food pictures, especially the eggs.  i was all about the cooking and not about the photography...just took some shots with my phone.}

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