Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Suggested by Amy - Spinach Ricotta Fritatta

My mom and I are tag-teaming dinner tonight. It's spinach ricotta fritatta. It's baking as we speak. Mom saw it in the paper today and I happened to have the ingredients on hand.

You'll need:
*1/2 medium onion, diced
*4 cups baby spinach leaves
*1 c ricotta
*4 eggs or equivalent egg substitute
*veg oil spray

What to do: First, preheat the oven to 400.
Spray an oven-safe skillet w/the veg oil spray (we actually used a bit of olive oil) and cook the onions over medium heat until they start to carmelize and turn brown (isn't that the same thing?) along the edges.

While the onions are cooking, whisk the ricotta and the eggs together in a bowl. (Duh!)

After the onions are done, add the spinach and continue cooking over medium heat until it wilts.

Remove onion and spinach from heat and spread evenly over the bottom of the skillet. Pour egg/ricotta mixture over the veggies and place in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until it's done when you insert a knife in the center. Cut into slices and serve.

The recipe says you can sub the spinach for green beans, carrots, corn, or any other veggies you have on hand. You can do garlic for onion too. I have no idea what we're having with it or how it'll taste...so we'll see!!

Editor's Note: Spinach Ricotta Fritatta is fun to say!

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