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Spinach and Sundried Tomato Fritatta

Spinach and Sundried Tomato Fritatta

We’re no strangers to fritattas. However, there’s always an element of skill and patience required to make them – being able to cook a huge pan full of eggs all the way through, sometimes flipping the massive disk, is not easy.

Whoever the genius was that decided to move the fritatta into ramekins will be forever deserving of my thanks. And I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever make a regular full-pan size fritatta ever again. Seriously. Ramekin fritattas are just too perfect to make it any other way.

These little personal sized fritattas puff up in their ramekins almost like souffles. They are light and fluffy and the perfect size for dinner (or lunch or breakfast). While this recipe called for spinach and sundried tomatoes, you can basically use any veggies or greens that you may have left in your fridge. They are a great way to use up any produce that is on it’s way out – a true clean-the-fridge type of meal.

Spinach and Sundried Tomato Fritatta

Makes 4. Recipe from Epicurious.

Ingredients:

Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small shallot, chopped
1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
4 whole eggs
4 egg whites
8 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped
1/2 cup grated Asiago
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 425°F. Coat 4 small baking dishes with cooking spray. Set aside. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook shallot until soft but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Lightly whisk eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, basil, spinach mixture, salt and pepper. Spoon into baking dishes; bake until firm in the center, 12 to 14 minutes.

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  1. 1
    Posted On March 8, 2009 at 11:52 am

    i’ve only made a frittata once but i didn’t really know how to have it bake evenly through without flipping it…i kind of failed. these cute baking cups are a good idea.

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  2. 2
    Posted On March 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    another great fri-tta-ta combination! yes!

    cheers,

    *heather*

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  3. 3
    Posted On March 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    This sounds delicious and easy! I like how it doesn’t rely so much on cheese; I may be able to alter it without too much damage :)

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  4. 4
    Posted On March 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    That is brilliant! Delicious looking fritatta, as well.

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  5. 5
    Posted On March 10, 2009 at 7:18 am

    I was going to make a spinach frittata for dinner last night, ended up being an omelette. But seeing how lovely yours looks, I might have to have one tonight. Beautiful.

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  6. 6
    Posted On March 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    oh, boy. as I sit here and eat my SpiderMan mac and cheese/steamed broccoli and boring baked chicken that I made the kids, I stumble upon this photo.

    inadequate much? I’m copying the recipe and going to try it asap.
    thanks!

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  7. 7
    Posted On March 11, 2009 at 1:38 am

    What a precious fritatta! The flavors sound just divine. Now that I’ve seen this, I’ll never make a full pan fritatta again either. It was so wonderful stumbling upon your blog! I just love it!

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