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Shared by Victoria Granof

Spinach Fritada

Yield: 4-6 servingsTime: 1 h

Spinach Fritada

Yield: 4-6 servingsTime: 1 h

Family Journey

Spanish Empire (present-day southern Italy)Çanakkale, TurkeyChicago
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This is a dairy recipe that food stylist Victoria Granof’s family traditionally served with the meal. It can be served separately with a dairy meal as a Kosher-friendly option. Nonie served this fritada with sour cream, which is a very untraditional. Victoria figures that this was the closest they could find to the full-fat yogurt they had in Turkey.

Read more about Victoria's family in "The 500-Year-Old Sephardic Recipes That Brought a Network of Cousins Together" and try her recipes for beef-filled bourekas, stewed string beans with tomatoes, and travados de muez (sweet walnut-filled bourekas).

Ingredients

  • 1 pound/ 12 cups tightly packed raw spinach, roughly chopped
  • 7 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup matzo meal or breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½  teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Sour cream or yogurt for serving
EasyDairy

Preparation

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 ̊and place a 9” x 13” Pyrex baking dish in the oven to preheat for 10 minutes while making the fritada mixture.

  • Step 2

    Place the spinach in a large bowl and add the eggs, matzo meal or breadcrumbs, parmesan, salt and half of the olive oil. Mix well.

  • Step 3

    Carefully remove the preheated baking dish from the oven and add the remaining olive oil. Use a paper towel to rub the surface and edges of the pan with the oil. Place the fritada mixture into the pan and use a spatula to flatten the top of the fritada into one even layer. 

  • Step 4

    Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes, until the fritada is golden brown (the spinach will shrink quite a bit during cooking).

  • Step 5

    Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.