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Appetizer Frittata

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Ingredients
  Spinach 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Butter 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Sweet red pepper 1 , finely chopped
  Eggs 6 Small, slightly beaten
  Bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1 Dash
  Orange 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), shredded
  Cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To prepare spinach, wash it and shake off excess water.
2. Microwave spinach with just the water clinging to leaves, covered with lid or vented plastic wrap, at High for 1-1/2 minutes.
3. Drain and squeeze the spinach very dry, chop very fine and set aside.

MAKING
4. In bowl, microwave butter at High for about 15 seconds or until melted, add onion and garlic, cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave at High for 2 minutes or until softened.
5. Mix in red pepper, cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave at High for 1 minute.
6. In food processor or bowl, blend together eggs, bread crumbs, soy sauce, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.
7. Add cheese, spinach and onion mixture and mix well.
8. Into lightly greased 9-inch (2 liter) ring mould, pour the mixture, cover with waxed paper and microwave at Medium (50%) for 3 minutes.
9. Stir, pulling the set mixture to the center of mould to let the liquid run to outsides and smoothen top.
10. Cover with waxed paper, microwave at Medium (50%) for 3 minutes longer and rotate dish.
11. Then turn heat to Medium-Low (30%) and microwave for 10 to 12 minutes longer, rotating dish a quarter turn every 3 minutes.
12. With plastic wrap cover tightly and let it stand directly on countertop for 10 minutes.

SERVING
13. Serve warm by cutting into wedges or serve cold by cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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