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I have started attending a biweekly brunch and it's my turn this time to bring the "main dish". It's not at my house, so whatever I make has to be transportable.


I'd like to try a frittata. I'd like it to be vegetarian and healthy, so not tons of cheese. I looked over some recipes and some say to cook it on the stove, but that would be weird to transport it in a frying pan, so I'd prefer to bake it. Maybe muffin tin size would be best. Any advice?


I haven't quite been able to figure out from looking at recipes how long to bake in an oven if it's not a "bake in the oven" recipe. It looks like it's generally 30 min at 350 if it's enough for a 9 inch pan and an hour if 9 x13 (which seems a little long.) If I find a recipe that I like but it's done in a frying pan, how long would I need to cook it in the oven?


Any favorite recipes?

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I don't have a recipe. I just throw what I have in the pan. :D


I saute my veggies (potatoes, asparagus,parsley, peppers, summer squash, onions, garlic--any/all) then I add my eggs. I season my eggs and veggies before combining them. I cook it on the stove until it just begins to set. Next I transfer it to a 350 oven for about 8-10 minutes. If I'm going to add cheese, I do it before putting it in the oven.


I've never made it in muffin pans, but it sounds like a good idea. That would make cute single servings. Or if you made it in the frying pan, you could slice it into squares and transfer to a serving plate.


Good luck--enjoy your brunch.

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giadda on food network has alot of fritatta recipes-that's where I learned to make mine----I don't really have a recipe either-I just beat the eggs--add to a medium/hot pan--add whatever you want and swirl around with a spatula and then DON'T TOUCH IT! Let it cook till the sides start to bubble and the bottom starts to get done....then put the pan in the oven and broil until the top it cooked/browned and bubbly---if you're not sure your skillet handle is oven safe wrap the handle with a few layers of aluminum foil....

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I regularly use this recipe and I understand not wanting to take a fry-pan out for serving. You can use a pretty baking dish! I've never eaten "regular" fritatta. Everyone at my house loves this.



From: Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood by Green & Hemming.


1/4 cup quinoa

1/2 cup water

4 large eggs

3/4 cup finely diced ham (I used turkey, b/c that's what I had)

1 cup cottage cheese

1 10 oz. pkg of frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1 1/2 cups of cheese (calls for old, I used marble)


Bring the quinoa and water to boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. (I flavoured the quinoa at this stage with some chicken stock) Turn off the heat and and leave the covered quinoa for 10 minutes, until fluffy.


Preheat oven to 350.


Beat eggs in a large bowl. Mix in all of the other ingredients. Bake on center rack for 50 - 60 minutes until center is firm and edges are golden brown.


Hope this is helpful.

Warmly, Tricia

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