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What is the name of this spinach dish I cooked?

Howard_2 Apr 30, 2010 10:03 AM

I was experimenting in my lab--err, kitchen--and put together a spinach dish. I figure that what i cooked is probably a variant of some well-known dish, but I have no idea what the name might be. Perhaps someone here can help me.

I scrambled an egg, added some shredded mozzarella cheese, some cooked (fresh) spinach, and some dijon mustard and nutmeg for flavoring, and baked it for a while. So I got a kind of "cake".

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    mymomisthebestcook RE: Howard_2 Apr 30, 2010 10:09 AM

    a crustless quiche?

    1. bushwickgirl RE: Howard_2 Apr 30, 2010 11:06 AM

      Well, it's sort of a baked omelet, or a frittata, but you scrambled the egg first; crustless quiche is another possibility. Why don't you claim it as your own invention and call it a Howard_2 Special?

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      1. re: bushwickgirl
        Missy2U RE: bushwickgirl Apr 30, 2010 12:29 PM

        That's exactly what my family did when one of the extended aunts came up with a pancacke we had never had before - now they're Duffy pancackes!

      2. ttoommyy RE: Howard_2 Apr 30, 2010 01:07 PM

        It's a frittata, no doubt about it. (assuming when you say you "scrambled" and egg, you whisked it with a fork or some other utensil and did not actually cook it in the scrambled fashion before adding the ingredients and baking)

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        1. re: ttoommyy
          bushwickgirl RE: ttoommyy Apr 30, 2010 01:14 PM

          I was confused abouth the egg, and couldn't tell whether the OP scrambled, as in beat or whisked, the egg first, or scrambled it in the pan then added the other ingredients. If it was beaten first before cooking, it's definitely a frittata, agreed.

          1. re: bushwickgirl
            Howard_2 RE: bushwickgirl Apr 30, 2010 03:44 PM

            I beat the egg, then added the cheese, spinach, etc. I will do more reading about frittatas. Tnx to all who responded.

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              512window RE: Howard_2 Apr 30, 2010 03:51 PM

              It's a vegetarian Joe's special!
              But I'd call it a Howard_2 special also.

        2. Cheese Boy RE: Howard_2 Apr 30, 2010 10:20 PM

          Search recipes found for Quiche, Frittata, and Strata. All good options.

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