Finding new ways to cook breakfast is always a challenge for me. I’m always wanting something that’s not just your plain old bacon and eggs, although they are quite delicious. I generally always move in the direction of the quiche or frittata, and today was no exception. Here are our cast of characters:
Frittata’s are really great because it’s more of a method of preparation rather than an actual recipe. I don’t know what generally comes in a frittata, but I almost always use veggies, cheese, and herbs. In this case, I had some salmon that needed to be used, so I built the frittata around that. The creaminess and tanginess of the goat cheese and some wilted spinach and onions would pair nicely with the salmon, so I went for it! Start by chopping up the onions.
Get those babies in the pan over a medium-low heat, and let the magic happen.
Stem the spinach while your onions are getting beautiful. *Disclaimer: This isn’t really spinach that is shown here. We got this at the farmer’s market, and I asked the guy twice what it was…. I repeated it back to him, and by golly, I still dang forgot. It’s like spinach though, and equally delicious!
Did you know that goat cheese and feta cheese are different? For the longest time, I thought they were the same, and boy!! I have been missing out! You can use feta cheese if you like, but if you do, you’ll be missing out too. You have been warned.
Get your eggs in a bowl:
Add a wee bit of salt and pepper to the eggs, but don’t over-do it. The goat cheese and Parmesan cheese have got their own salty thing going on.
I had almond milk on hand, but you can use any kind you have on hand. Almond milk is quite delicious! Go ahead and add the half cup.
Add the Parmesan cheese, and whip that baby up!
Add to egg mixture:
Add that to the mix:
Now, return to the onions, and add that lovely fresh spinach!
Wilt it for 30 – 60 seconds. No more, no less. That’s it! I’m watching you….
Place the onion and spinach in the pie pan (that was heating up in your 350 degree oven…. I forgot to mention that above. Read your recipe’s people!! ;-))
Pour in the egg mixture…
Bake in your oven for 40-45 minutes until set and light golden brown!
I love using exclamation points!!!!!
Salmon Fritatta w/ Spinach & Goat Cheese
8 oz. Salmon, cubed
1 T. Olive Oil
2 C. Fresh Spinach
½ Onion, julienned
3 Large Eggs
¼ C. Parmesan Cheese, shredded
2 oz. Goat Cheese, chopped
½ C. Milk (soy or almond milk is okay)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, and place a glass pie pan inside to heat up. Saute the onions until translucent, seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper. Don’t season too much because the cheeses have their own salty goodness going on. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, parmesan cheese, and milk, and whisk vigorously until combined. Add the goat cheese and salmon to the mixture, mix, and set aside. Slightly wilt the spinach in the pan with the onions, remove the pie pan from the oven, and spray with olive oil. Spread the spinach mixture in the bottom of the hot pie pan, pouring the salmon/eggs mixture over the top. Place in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes, until the eggs are firm and the salmon is done.
Becca Preston says
One of our favorite things is breakfast for dinner, and your blog has once again inspired me to hit the kitchen. I had only variations of the ingredients you listed, so I wanted to share my version in hopes to inspire other “Clean-out-the-fridge-fritatas”.
I followed your advice, and heated a pyrex casserole dish at 350, as my pie plate has mysteriously disappeared. I wilted a handful of spinach in a pan with a little olive oil and onion salt. Then I combined my pre cooked dill coated filet of salmon, four eggs, about 1/3 of a cup of vanilla soy milk, and two handfuls of cheddar flavored veggie cheese. I poured the mix over the carefully arranged soggy spinach, and baked for 45 minutes.
What a success! My husband loved it, and I already have plans to make more with all sorts of breakfast meats and real onions!
Thank you again, blog-goddess!
Natalie Wiser-Orozco says
Oh man, girl it sounds awesome! I love the clean-out-the-fridge terminology – that’s exactly what it is!
Hello from Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia 🙂
I’m making this for Christmas lunch today – while others at the table will have the usual meats.
Thank you for this lovely recipe.
Happy days & nights to you where you are.
Natalie Wiser-Orozco says
Leonie!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you enjoy the Frittata!! May you be well too! <3