Spinach frittata

Fritatta di spinaci. The original recipe called for 2kg of spinach. As this is about 2 medium sized shopping bags full, I decided to cheat a bit and use 1kg. To be honest, I didn’t fancy cleaning it all. The results were excellent however. Serves 4-6.

spinach frittata ingredients

  • 1 kilogram fresh spinach
  • 6 medium eggs — beaten
  • 1 handful parmesan cheese — grated
  •    olive oil
  •    salt and pepper
  1. Wash the spinach and remove the stalks. Steam until wilted, squeeze out any excess liquid, and chop finely.
  2. In a large bowl , mix together the eggs, spinach and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat plenty of oil in a frying pan until it is almost smoking. Pour in the egg mixture and shake the pan to even out the frittata. Cook until the top has started to set.
  4. Turn the frittata by covering the pan with a large plate, turn it upside down so it falls onto the plate and slide it back into the pan with the uncooked side down.
  5. Continue frying until the frittata is cooked through. Unlike an omelette, it should be quite firm and well set. You shouldn’t cook it for too long however as it will become dry.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

spinach frittata finished dish

6 thoughts on “Spinach frittata

  1. Thanks Klaas, I’m glad you liked the recipe.

    I’d like to point out the word ‘almost’ in the above recipe 🙂 The oil should be as hot as you can get it without burning.

  2. Nice, straightforward recipe. But mind the oil: if you let it “nearly” smoke you are very close to burning it, and burned oil is bad for health and taste!

  3. Hi Ios

    Make sure the bottom of the pan is well covered with oil. A finger of oil would probably be too much. If you use a nonstick pan, you can use less.

    Happy cooking!

  4. Looks nice (I bet it tastes good too), if I got the time I’m sure I’ll try it, one question though, by saying plenty of oil, u mean like a finger or less in the pan ?

    cheers from grecia 😉

  5. Me too! This particular frittata wasn’t particularly fast though. Have you any idea how long it took me to clean 1kg of spinach 🙂

    I suppose I could have used frozen chopped spinach, but I don’t think it would have been as nice.

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