Frittatas (StoveTop and Baked)

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 The Perfect frittatas are loaded with the goodness of vegetables, creamy and delicious enough to send your tingling taste buds on a craving spree! Let’s see the stovetop frittatas and baked Frittatas.

What is Frittatas?

Frittata is the ultimate recipe that is the best frittata for breakfast, weeknight dinner or weekend brunch or just a late-night versatile snack. This frittata has two methods of cooking stovetop frittatas and baked frittatas. 

What’s to love about the frittatas is that it can be converted to a sandwich filling or even bite-sized tacos as a quick breakfast.

You can sizzle in oodles of creativity when it comes to this recipe.

You can make baked frittatas and stovetop frittatas both giving you ultimate results.

My family has never been bored with this recipe because of the innumerable flavour combinations you can infuse with a basic frittata. Do try this recipe and let me know! Bon appetit!

What is the difference between frittata vs Quiche?

Quiche is the savoury filling such as spinach, mushroom, veggies, in a pie,

it is savoury baked pie crust. It has eggs and cheese in it.

Frittata is the crustless quiche or an unfolded omelette.

Why this recipe works:

1.The substantial meal that is wholesome and fulfilling. Makes a great side dish too. 

2.Can be cooked with simple leftover ingredients – eggs and veggies. 

3.Can be cooked on an iron cast skillet, baked in a baking dish or even served as frittata muffins. Versatile cooking

How to make Frittatas: Baked Frittatas and Stovetop Frittatas

Ingredients to make frittatas are taken in small bowl
These all the ingredients to make Frittata
eggs are taken in steel mixing bowl
Add eggs to a mixing.
eggs are being whisked using balloon whisk in steel bowl
Beat the eggs for 2 minutes till the eggs turn to a pale colour.
a cup of fresh cream in glass bowl is being added to a mixing bowl that has whisked eggs
Add cream
a small glass bowl of salt and pepper is being added to whisked eggs mixing bowl
Add salt and pepper
egg mixture in mixing bowl with spatula in
Mix well.
garlic is being fried in oil in cast iron pan
To a cast iron pan, heat olive oil, add chopped garlic. Fry the garlic just for few minutes till the garlic is infused in oil.
chopped onions and garlic in cast iron pan
Add chopped onions, stir fry till the onions turn translucent.
diced zucchini, chopped onions are in cast iron pan
Add chopped zucchini, cover and cook for 3 minutes till the zucchini is cooked.
a bowl of pepper powder and italian herbs in white bowl is being added to cast iron pan
Add mixed herbs, pepper powder and salt.
Chopped spinach leaves are being added to cast iron pan
Add chopped spinach leaves.
diced zucchini, spinach leaves and onions are in cast iron pan
Cook them till the spinach leaves are wilted.
whisked eggs are in cast iron pan
Pour the whisked egg mixture.
whisked eggs and vegetable are in cast iron pan is being swirled using red spatula to make stovetop frittatas
Gently swirl the vegetables all over egg mixture.
mozzarella cheese is being sprinkled over whisked eggs in cast iron pan
Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper powder. Cook for 2 minutes over a medium flame. Transfer to oven and bake for 10 to 12 min minutes till the frittata are cooked.

baked frittatas are served in cast iron pan with fork and mug aside

Tips to cook the best frittatas (stovetop and baked)

1. Here is the ratio that you will need to know to make the perfect frittatas.

You can cook a larger quantity or lesser quantity following this: For every 6 eggs, 1/4th cup heavy or full-fat cream, 1 cup cheese and 2 cups of filling (veggies or meat or both).

2. Here are some time tested combinations that you ought to try:

  • Spinach and cheese
  • Broccoli, onion and cheddar cheese
  • Mushrooms and goat cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mozzarella and basil
  • Onion, carrot, bell pepper, cheese and chives. 

3.If you want a rich and creamy taste and texture use full-fat cream instead of just milk.

You can also substitute it with yoghurt, cream cheese or sour cream. 

4. For the perfect consistency and texture, cook the vegetables first. Raw vegetables release water and could ruin the texture of the frittata. Cook the vegetables until tender by sauteing, roasting or steaming

Add the seasoning. And then the eggs. If you add the eggs too with the veggies, eggs cook faster, and the vegetables will not be done. You can also use a toothpick to check if the frittata is done well. 

FAQ:

1. Can I freeze the frittata to store it?

Frittata can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months, but while reheating it, thaw it first and then pop it in the oven and bake in low heat for a longer time so that the texture is maintained.

Cover and bake so that the moisture is not lost. Freshly made frittatas taste better than the frozen one. 

2. How do I know when my frittatas are baked or cooked well?

Keep an eye on the frittata while cooking or baking it. Frittatas that are done will be slightly puffed, opaque and the centre jiggles slightly when shaken lightly.

Overcooked frittatas are dry and spongy, which isn’t good. 

3. What to serve with frittatas?

Frittatas are a great meal for any time of the day. It can be the main dish or a side dish with sandwiches or rolls.

Sides that can be served with frittatas are green salads, mashed potatoes or hash browns and toasted bread slices. 

4. How much do I whisk the eggs?

Especially for a frittata, whisk the eggs just until the yolks and whites are just combined.

Over whisking will cause the frittata to puff up in the oven and harden as it cools and this changes the texture of the soft frittata.

Other Recipes You may like to try:

Scalloped Potatoes

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Classic Potato Pancake

Pumpkin Soup

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Frittatas


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: Stovetop 5 Minutes + Baking 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

The perfect frittata is loaded with the goodness of vegetables, creamy and delicious enough to send your tingling taste buds on a craving spree!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic
  • 3 tablespoon cream
  • 1/2 cup zucchini
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt.

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degree F/ 200 degrees C before making.
  2. Add eggs to a mixing. Beat the eggs for 2 minutes till the eggs turn to a pale colour.
  3. Add cream,salt and pepperMix well.
  4. To a cast iron pan, heat olive oil, add chopped garlic. Fry the garlic just for few minutes till the garlic is infused in oil.
  5. Add chopped onions, stir fry till the onions turn translucent.
  6. Add chopped zucchini, cover and cook for 3 minutes till the zucchini is cooked.
  7. Add mixed herbs, pepper powder and salt.
  8. Add chopped spinach leaves. Cook them till the spinach leaves are wilted.
  9. Pour the whisked egg mixture. Gently swirl the vegetables all over egg mixture.
  10. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper powder. Cook for 2 minutes over a medium flame.
  11. Transfer to oven and bake for 10 to 12 min minutes till the frittata are cooked.

Notes

Tips to cook the best frittata (stovetop and baked)

  1. Here is the ratio that you will need to know to make the perfect frittatas. You can cook a larger quantity or lesser quantity following this: For every 6 eggs, 1/4th cup heavy or full-fat cream, 1 cup cheese and 2 cups of filling (veggies or meat or both).

2.Here are some time tested combinations that you ought to try:

Spinach and cheese,Broccoli, onion and cheddar cheese,Mushrooms and goat cheese,Cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mozzarella and basil,Onion, carrot, bell pepper, cheese and chives. If you want a rich and creamy taste and texture use full-fat cream instead of just milk.

3.You can also substitute it with yoghurt, cream cheese or sour cream. 

4. For the perfect consistency and texture, cook the vegetables first. Raw vegetables release water and could ruin the texture of the frittata. Cook the vegetables until tender by sauteing, roasting or steaming. Add the seasoning. And then the eggs. If you add the eggs too with the veggies, eggs cook faster, and the vegetables will not be done. You can also use a toothpick to check if the frittata is done well. 

  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch,Dinner, Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: frittatas recipe,baked frittatas,stovetop frittatas

 

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