Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gluten-Free Brunch - Champagne Style

I was out one night out with my good friend, Danielle.  We had discussed finding a local restaurant with a champagne brunch for the following day.  The next morning, we decided to save ourselves the money and pop the cork at my house instead.  What do you think is the best food to accompany Mimosa's?

Frittata's come in so many variations.  You can put almost anything in this egg dish.  Unlike a quiche, this special morning treat does not have a crust and can be made gluten-free.

This dish is perfect to serve to a group of girl friends over the weekend.  It could also be great for a romantic dinner (yes... I said dinner) option for you and your sweetie.

Muenster Spinach Frittata
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup spinach (frozen, drained and dried)
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
- 2 slices of chopped Muenster cheese
- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
- 1/4 TBSP seasoning salt
- Cayenne pepper (Optional)
- Ground black pepper

Spray a ceramic pie dish with non-stick cooking spray.  In a separate dish, whisk the eggs together with all ingredients.  Pour into the ceramic pie dish and bake at 425 for 18 to 23 minutes.  The cayenne pepper is optional; add the amount suitable to your taste.

Tip for drying spinach:  Put the frozen spinach in a microwavable bowl and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add the thawed spinach to a clean kitchen towel.  Squeeze over a bowl or sink to drain all the liquid.

Cut the frittata like a pie and serve.  I enjoy adding a little hot sauce to my slice of frittata.  A great side dish would be fresh fruit or toast (for those not eating gluten free).

Read my recent post about making the choice to eat gluten free.

I hope that you enjoy this dish as much as we did.  Have a fantastic weekend!  Thank you for returning to Hint of Thyme.

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