Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Muffin Frittata

We've been trying to make our menus for the week on either Saturday or Sunday so we can get our grocery shopping done for the week on the weekends when we have the most time, so we sat down on Sunday afternoon and wrote out our menu, unfortunately without leaving time for shopping. Somehow yesterday afternoon came around and I realized somehow we had skipped Monday night, Monday nights are difficult to begin with because we have limited time for dinner with choir rehearsal and added to this was our unusually bare pantry and fridge. I remembered that we had discussed having eggs but needed to figure out how to make it a little more exciting than just plain eggs.

I did hesitate a bit on posting this recipe because I didn't measure anything, so it's a little haphazard. I'll give it my best shot, but I can't quite guarantee results. I'm slowly becoming more adventurous in the kitchen, just a few months ago I was obsessive about following recipes to a t, now I've gotten into the habit of guessing amounts and am starting to venture into my own creations.

Spinach Muffin Frittata

1/4 Large onion

Handfull fresh spinach, chopped

A couple sprigs parsley, chopped

6 Eggs

1 Scallion, finely diced

1/2-3/4 cup Part skim ricotta

3/4 cup Shredded parmesan

1/4 cup Goat milk feta cheese

Preheat the oven (and muffin pan) to 375*

Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, when oil is hot add onions and cook until starting to brown. Add spinach and parsley, saute until wilted and moisture dissipates some. Set aside to cool some.

In a medium size bowl beat eggs then add scallion and the cheeses. Once those are mixed together add the spinach/onion mixture.

Take the muffin pan out and spoon mixture into the muffin tin, each to about 3/4 full. I got 11 out of it, putting about 1/4 cup in each.

Bake at 375* 20-30 minutes until set and browned.

They came out really well even though I realized after I put them in the oven that I had completely forgotten to put any salt or other spices in. I will definitely be making them again, altering them to whatever veggies and cheeses we have on hand or are in the mood for. I also estimate that 2 "muffins" makes a serving.


Joelen said...

This looks delicious and easy for breakfast!

Perlucidus said...

They re-heat in a microwave quite nicely.