First attempt at a frittata tonight

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  1. ShutUpSitDown

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    Planning on spinach, bacon, and cheddar. Anyone have any advice? I think my concern is going from stove top to oven with the skillet and drying the thing out. Seems to be a bit of a fine line with regards to the doneness of the eggs before baking. On the flip side, I'm worried about too much water sweating out of the spinach and it never firming up.
     
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    Wilt the spinach first to give off some moisture, you'll be fine. We make a frittata almost every weekend. Cast iron is your friend. Good luck!
     
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    I have a cheapo cast iron skillet that I have little faith in. Should I oil it or just hit it with a shot of pam? I figured the spinach would steam out moisture and was planning to do it first, but worry about it going from wilted to full on sauted on the high heat. I'll report back later.
     
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    If the skillet's new, season it with oil. If not, Pam works ok. It's got weird stuff in it, so I always oil mine.
     
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    I chickened out on the cast iron. I need to reseason that pan before I attempt eggs. I give the finished product a B. I should have made sure that I got the eggs under all the spinach when I stirred it in. Had a couple of overdone pieces clinging to the bottom. I might skip the 12" skillet and use the 10", because I was envisioning a little thicker product.
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    you fucked that up pretty good
     
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    Looks good, nice job!
     
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    Yea use the 10" next time so they have a thicker base, once the eggs look like your picture, place them under the broiler for 30-45 seconds to give them a nice brown on top. You'll be happy you did.
     
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    You need to use a pan that can go in the oven.
     
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    That's an omelette.
     
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    Can I broil a glass pan?
     
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    Hello?
     
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    I love frittatas!!
     
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    no