Quiche vs Frittata

Quiche. Vs frittataSo, are you a quiche person or a frittata person? Raise your hand if you don’t know the difference…

Quiche vs Frittata

Quiche and frittata are both egg dishes made delicious with the addition of cheese, veggies, meat, seafood or poultry. They’re both great ways to get a meal on the table — they’re not just for breakfast anymore — relatively quickly using just about whatever you have on hand. Now here’s the difference.

Quiche is made by adding ingredients to a custard base, a combination of eggs and heavy cream, which gives it a deliciously creamy consistency when baked. Replace the cream with half and half or milk to cut the fat. Quiche usually has a crust, but it doesn’t have to.

Eggs get top-billing in a frittata. Frittatas have no crust and little, if any, milk or cream. Frittatas are cooked first on the stovetop, then finished in the oven or under the broiler.

TIPS:

Blind bake your quiche’s crust to make sure it’s not soggy.

Cook frittata add-ins before adding eggs to pan to make sure they’re cooked through.

Use half-and-half instead of heavy cream to cut the fat in a quiche.

TOOLS:

Medium Sauté Pan

Medium Bowl

Whisk

Quiche Pan/Baking Dish

Nonstick Pan for Frittata

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Quiche vs Frittata

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for this post, it clarified and validated what I always had thought was the difference between the two. Now I can rest easy, lol. Thanks!

      • “Eggs get top-billing in a frittata. Frittatas have no crust and little, if any, milk or cream. Frittatas are cooked first on the stovetop, then finished in the oven or under the broiler.”

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