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Apr 30, 2010 10:03 AM

What is the name of this spinach dish I cooked?

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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    1. 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

        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. 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

          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

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

            1. re: Howard_2

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

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