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Spinach Frittata
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  • CourseBreakfast, Main Dish
  • 2 bunches spinach, washed and ribboned
  • 2 medium leeks, washed and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp local butter
  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 large local, organic eggs
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan, freshly grated
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet on medium and add butter, then leeks. Add sea salt and pepper. Cook until the leeks become tender (about 5 minutes).
  3. Raise heat to medium-high and add nutmeg. Add drained spinach in layers, including a pinch of salt each time. Then add a lid and allow the mixture to steam. Once beginning to wilt (about 2 minutes), set aside spinach and juices and allow them to cool. Adjust seasonings.
  4. Use a blender or food processor to purée the vegetables. Add the milk and eggs, along with some more salt, some pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. Last, add the juices from the skillet and buzz the purée again.
  5. Butter a 9- or 10-inch baking dish or deep pie dish. Pour the frittata mixture into it and grate Parmesan across the top. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from one of David Tanis’ recipes at Chez Panisse in Berkeley


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