Perfect flavours come together in this summertime Spinach and Feta Frittata - bake, slice and enjoy!!
I recently got asked what the difference is between a quiche and a frittata. They are pretty similar, except quiches usually have a pastry crust with fillings and eggs and cream (or in the case of those on Slimming World, cottage cheese or quark) a frittata on the other hand is usually just fillings and eggs and are normally started off on the stove and then transferred to the oven or under a broil to finish off.
This kind of follows the latter, so of course it had to be called a Spinach and Feta Frittata.
We have had some of scorching weather this week, and when it's hot, I like something that is quick to grab and combine with a mixed salad for lunch.
A quiche or frittata is perfect for that. I can cook it up in advance, slice and store in the fridge until I need to make up a meal.
The flavours in this frittata really compliment each other well. I recommend using fresh spinach if you can over frozen spinach, as frozen tends to be a lot more wet and doesn't take on the flavour of the garlic as well (trust me I've tried it). As these Spinach and Feta Frittata serves 3, I have used 3 Healthy Extra A servings of Feta cheese - that's 3 pretty decent slices, but you can adjust the feta if you want it to serve more or less. If you have a big family, you might even want to double up the ingredients to make an even bigger one.
Frittata's are best cooked in a pan that can start off on the stove and be transferred to a an oven. Cast Iron skillets or a Frying Pan that is suitable for the oven are my preferred choice.
I love the Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet's which come in various different sizes on Amazon. I recommend an 8 inch pan for this frittata, but feel free to use a bigger pan if you are double up the mixture. Make sure it is greased well with spray oil before adding in the egg mixture, as they get really hot and it will stick if it isn't greased.
I find frittata's taste better if left to sit for about 10 minutes when taken out of the oven. Much easier to slice and serve then too.
Serve with a mixed salad of baby greens and any other salad vegetables you like and a low syn or syn free dressing of choice or you can even make it into a more filling main course and serve with some syn free chips or rice.
Looking for some other quiche or frittata recipes to try? Check out these:
- Spiralled Zucchini Quiche
- Breakfast Layered Crustless Quiche
- Breakfast Quiche
- Cheeseburger Quiche
- Asparagus and Bacon Quiche
- Tuna and Sweetcorn Mini Quiches
- Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Quiche
- Salmon and Broccoli Quiche
- Red Pepper and Bacon Quiche
- Ham and Broccoli Quiche
- Chicken and Spinach Quiche
- Bacon, Kale and Sweet Potato Frittata
- Ham and Hashbrown Frittata
- Roasted Vegetable Frittata
- Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata
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