Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday: Oven Baked Fritatta

This dish was very simple to make because there are so few steps. I have honestly never had a fritatta and so I wasn't sure what to expect. A fritatta is basically an oven baked omlet dish filled with whatever you like.

Here is what you need for an oven baked fritatta

8 eggs, 3/4 cup milk, dash of pepper and garlic powder, 1 cup shredded cheese, 2 cups diced ham, mushrooms and 2 cups baby spinach. (*note, you can opt to change any of the last 4 ingredients based on your likes/dislikes)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer ingredients in a 9 inch pie dish. I did 2 layers- cheese, ham, spinach, mushrooms and repeat.

Step 2: Mix 8 eggs, 3/4 cup milk, a dash of pepper and garlic powder in a bowl.

Step 3: Wisk together well.

Step 4: Pour over your layered ingredients (*note: my eggs did not totally cover my ingredients, but while the dish was cooking the eggs puffed up and I pressed the top ingredients down into the eggs so it wouldn't burn on top)

Step 5: Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. I used a stoneware pie dish and mine took an hour to bake. It really depends on what type of dish you use as to how long it takes to cook. You want a nice brown color on top (see photo) and the center should not be liquid. You can also do the knife test to make sure it comes out clean.

Cut, serve and Enjoy!

Meal serves: 6

Cost of meal: $5.00
Cost per person: $.83

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