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5 minutes 45-60 minutes 6 1 hour

The Syrian Frittata You Will Make Again and Again

An easy, baked egg dish with spinach and cheese.

Spinach jibn is a traditional Syrian way to prepare vegetables, akin to a crustless quiche. It’s most common to find it with spinach, but you can also make it with zucchini or other vegetables you may have around. It’s healthy and kid-friendly, though I assure you that adults enjoy it just as much. I learned to make this from my mom and grandmas and it’s very near and dear to my heart.

Jibn is adaptable. It’s freezable. It’s make-aheadable! I am sharing the recipe in its most basic form, but feel free to experiment from here: Mix it up by grating an onion into the spinach, or adding cumin and garlic powder, or topping with sesame seeds before baking.  Bake it in a pie crust or muffin tins, or even in a thin layer on top of pizza dough.

It may not be the prettiest dish or the fanciest, but it’s the kind of dish you will make again and again.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 16 oz container cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Muenster or mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and grease a 9×13” pan or two 9” pie pans.
  2. Squeeze as much water as possible out of the spinach.
  3. In a large bowl, mix spinach, eggs, cheese, and salt.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish(es) and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is golden brown and the inside is cooked through.

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