Hakuna Frittata #vegetarian #food

A frittata is kind of like an omelet and kind of like a quiche. Except, you know, not. I got to hankerin’ for one last night and had the makings for one here at Mom’s, so BOOM.

Spinach Frittata

spinach frittataSpinach Frittata

  • spinach
  • egg
  • cream or milk
  • cheese
  • butter
  • onion (if you got ’em)
  • seasonings you like (I like — yes, you know me so well — Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt)

I didn’t have any onion, alas! If you do, melt some butter in a round-sided (omelet) pan and cook the onions slowly until they’re soft. Add the spinach, either fresh or canned that you’ve drained and squished most of the liquid out. Beat the egg and cream and stir in the cheese. Pour the egg and cream over the spinach and cook ON LOW until the top is dry and the cheese is melted.

Slide it out onto a plate, maybe sprinkle it with grated nutmeg, and enjoy a feast.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character lacks a preferred ingredient for something. Needn’t be food.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Hakuna Frittata #vegetarian #food

  1. Jane

    March 4, 2015 at 10:22am

    Yummm. I just had breakfast, and now I’m hungry again!

    In my house, we call it “Cray Jane’s Salt.”


    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      March 4, 2015 at 10:26am

      Good name! ~grin~ Yeah, I highly recommend that frittata. We don’t keep cream at our house, but I had some at Mom’s to boost her calorie count, when she was taking pureed regular food through the tube. During the month she was at rehab, they never gave her bolus feedings, and her tummy shrank and now all she can take is tube infusions. But we’re working on it. ANYWAY, there’s some cream here, and I highly recommend it in place of milk for some cooking, including this frittata.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  2. Jane

    March 4, 2015 at 10:23am


    Crazy Jane’s Salt

    I sstill can’t get used to this keyborad.

    Id better change the tuoch thing again.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      March 6, 2015 at 8:38am

      I used to be a meat’n’taters gal, but now I love my veggies. 🙂

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  3. Calen Meza

    March 21, 2015 at 6:58pm

    Just a comment on what you said above:

    I used to be a meat’n’taters gal, but now I love my veggies!

    While that may be the case the recipe here is basically an animal based recipe. The only veggies you have is spinach and onion.

    Egg, butter, cheese and cream are all animal products.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      March 21, 2015 at 9:22pm

      I know. That’s why I label it vegetarian, not vegan. The cheese and cream are definitely naughty, but they’re what I had in my mother’s fridge. The “butter” is vegan margarine, and the eggs come from our #2 daughter’s pampered poultry, so I don’t feel bad about them at all. I’m about to hop over to your site to see your un-tuna recipe — I’ve been longing for a good one! Thank you so much for commenting and leaving a link!

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

Leave a Reply, If You Ple-az

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.