Is a quiche and a frittata the same?
No, they are not the same even though both dishes are egg-based and have other similar ingredients. Quiche is cooked over a pie crust while frittata is crustless. The fact that quiche has a crust below makes it more stable and this leads to the second difference that a quiche can be made more creamy than frittata. Quiche recipes have more amounts of dairy such as sour cream, crème fraîche, milk etc. In other words, a frittata is more of an egg dish than quiche is due to the difference in egg-to-dairy ratio.
Quiche and frittata also differ in cooking methods. Quiche is baked in the oven whereas frittata is usually cooked on the stove even though it can also be made in the oven. Even though both dishes are easy to make, quiche requires more labor than frittata. Cooking time of quiche is longer than frittata as well.
Can I freeze frittata?
Yes, you can freeze frittata in an airtight container. However, frozen frittata does not taste so well as they do when freshly made. It does not retain its flavor and texture. So, consuming it preferably the very first day you make it, or within 3-5 days is better. You can store frittata within an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Roasted Sweet Pepper Frittata Air Fryer Recipe
A healthy and delicious air fryer frittata for breakfast! So filling and nutritious…
Tags: Air fryer frittata
Frittata is an Italian dish made from beaten egg, enriched with some ingredients such as meats, cheeses, and vegetables, and flavored with spices. Frittata is very similar to the omelet of French cuisine in terms of the ingredients but it is thicker than omelet, usually made for more than one person, and eaten by slicing whereas omelet is usually made thin, cooked for one person, and served folded.
Egg is such a versatile food that you can have completely different tastes and textures even without adding any additional ingredients but only by changing the cooking method. Egg also contains all basic nutritional needs, and it is very healthy to eat eggs especially at breakfast. The air fryer frittata recipe below is enriched with pepper, green onion, basil, spinach, and feta cheese so its nutritional value and filling characteristic is very high and it amazingly tastes delicious.
So, let’s move on the roasted sweet pepper frittata recipe and learn how to make it!
Olive oil spray
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (homemade or jarred)
1/3 cup chopped fresh green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 cup chopped baby spinach
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat the air fryer by setting the temperature to 350°F and the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.
Lightly grease an 8-inch round rimmed baking tray with olive oil spray and set aside.
Crack eggs into a bowl, add salt and black pepper, and whisk them well.
Add bell peppers, green onions, basil, spinach, and half of feta cheese, and mix.
Pour the egg mixture into the baking tray, and spread feta cheese on top.
Open the air fryer, put the tray inside, and close it.
Set the timer to 15 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to start baking.
Cook until eggs are set at the center.
Open the air fryer, remove the baking tray, and slide the frittata onto a serving platter.
Slice and serve warm.
Enjoy your delicious frittata!
RECIPE NOTES FOR FRITTATA:
You can use any leftover vegetables, meats, or cheeses to make frittata.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER FRITTATA:
You can store leftover frittata in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can also freeze them within an airtight container.