Can you bake a frittata in a glass dish

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you bake a frittata in a glass dish?” We will also discuss What is frittata made of? What is the best way to bake a frittata in a glass dish? How do you retain the taste of frittata leftover during storage? And finally What are the most common tips to bake the best frittata in a glass dish?

Can you bake a frittata in a glass dish?

Yes, you can bake a frittata in a glass dish and this is an excellent way to make a perfect delicious baked frittata for your family and friends, however, you will not get the same crispy texture on the bottom and sides crust compared to using cast iron since glass takes more time to heat up.

Besides, they can’t be heated above 350°F, and they will be at high risk of cracking or shattering.

So if you do not have a heavy cast iron pan or you are not willing to waste your time scraping dried eggs out of it then this article is just for you, because we are going to guide you with simple instructions on how to simply bake frittata and get the best perfect delicious dish you can imagine so read till the end.

What is frittata made of?

Many of you might not know what Frittata is, so to make it clear from the beginning it is an Italian egg-based baked breakfast dish that is more similar to a crustless quiche that is baked in the oven than to an omelette which is cooked over a stovetop heat.

Frittata is considered a highly nutritious perfect meal that is loaded with protein and healthy fats, besides its filling is customizable and can be made according to your choice.

You can use different ingredients to make your frittatas such as ham and asparagus, meats, vegetables, cheese, mushrooms, herbs, and spices. You can serve it cold or at room temperature with or without sauce based on your taste and preference.

What is the best way to bake a frittata in a glass dish?

  • Preheat your oven up to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Pregrease the glass dish you want to use 
  • Whisk in a large mixing bowl together eggs,  cheese, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, vegetables, and seasonings until well combined.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper to season your mixture taste 
  • Pour the prepared mixture into the prepared glass dish.
  • Place the glass dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 – 35 minutes until your frittata turns golden and puffy and its centre becomes firm and springy
  •  Cut the baked frittata into wedges and serve warm

Bon appetit

How do you retain the taste of frittata leftover during storage?

In this section we will share with you the proper way to store frittata leftovers or the excess amount you baked for weekly breakfasts in the fridge in just a few simple steps:

  • Make sure that your frittata has cooled down completely to room temperature
  • Remove the baked frittata from the glass dish and cut it into the desired serving sizes 
  • Put the frittata pieces in an airtight container
  • Place the leftovers container in the fridge after sticking masking tape that contains the baking date and contents 
  • Reheat frittata pieces gently in the microwave and it is better to be consumed within 4-5 days.

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What are the most common tips to bake the best frittata in a glass dish?

  • Don’t overbeat the eggs or else they will become tough and the frittata will puff up overly high and then fall dense after baking
  • Make sure to pre-cook the veggie mix or they might end up raw or crisp 
  • Remove excess moisture from veggies. If you go the route of using other vegetables that have excess moisture then dab dry with paper towels.
  • Don’t over-cook your frittata, just bake it for enough time as recommended to obtain the perfect egg base.
  • Do not use high temperature when baking to avoid cracking your glass dish, shattering, and eventually losing your frittata
  • Try to preheat your glass while you mix up your frittata ingredients to get a crispier bottom texture

 

 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can you bake a frittata in a glass dish?” We will also discuss What is frittata made of? What is the best way to bake a frittata in a glass dish? How do you retain the taste of frittata leftover during storage? And finally What are the most common tips to bake the best frittata in a glass dish?

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.