So, you’ve got a glass baking dish, and you want to prepare your favorite recipe, Frittata, but you’re confused if you could use the glass dish for the baking?
Glass dishes can be used for baking different tasty dishes. But can you bake a Frittata in a glass dish?
The simple answer is yes, but glass dishes may not be your best baking ware to use in preparing baked Frittatas.
In this article, we’d explain how you can use glass dishes to prepare baked Frittatas. But before we move on, it is important to say that you can cook Frittatas on stovetops too.
Can You Bake a Frittata In a Glass Dish?
Glass dish bakewares distribute heat evenly, and they are the favorite bakeware for most people that make their recipes at home.
However, when baking with a glass dish or ceramic bakeware, you should be mindful of the oven temperature. If the oven temperature gets too high, it could cause the glass dish to break.
Now, coming to the baking of Frittatas, you need to preheat the oven to 350oF or 400oF. This temperature is relatively (very) high, and it can shatter a glass dish bakeware (depending on the one you bought).
While some glass baking dishes can handle 400oF, it’s not really recommended that you use such fragile bakeware for baking that requires the oven temperature to go beyond 350oF.
Since Frittatas can be baked in an oven preheated to 350oF, it is possible to use a glass dish for the preparation. However, if you’re going to bake your frittatas at 400oF, it’d be much better if you use a metal pan (stainless steel or cast-iron bakeware).
Again, glass bakeware is ideal when preparing recipes that require many eggs; apparently, glass dishes are nonstick, so your eggs won’t glue to the bakeware at all.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that glass dishes do not heat up as fast as metal pans, but once heated up, they retain heat more than metal pans.
For better clarification, hereunder are tips on how to bake your Frittata using glass bakeware.
How to Bake Frittatas In a Glass Dish Bakeware
Note: Before you can get started, you need to gather all the ingredients for the meal. Ingredients may slightly differ depending on the Frittata recipe you’re trying to prepare.
However, the base (must-use) ingredients for Frittata preparation include the following:
- At least 6 big eggs
- Cubed pancetta or chopped bacon
- Heavy cream
- Feta cheese
- Salt and pepper
With the ingredients all ready, below is the procedure to bake Frittata using a glass baking dish.
- Preheat the oven to 350oF (at most 400oF)
- Whisk the eggs and cream
- Cook the bacon
- Saute the potatoes in bacon fat
- Add garlic, spinach, and thyme
- Pour the egg mixture into the glass bakeware
- Bake for up to 10 minutes
- Allow the glass baking ware to cool; then, you can serve
This is just a snippet of the procedures to make Frittatas with a glass baking dish.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take To Prepare Frittata?
If you need the prepping time, it takes around 30 minutes to prepare a tasty Frittata. However, the baking only lasts for a maximum of 15 minutes; the other 15 minutes is the time you may spend readying the ingredients – prepping them for the baking.
Can You Make a Frittata In a Stainless Steel Pan?
For sure! You can. Stainless steel pans are metal pans, and they are ideal for baking in high temperatures (from 400oF and above). Glass baking dishes may not survive in oven temperatures above 390oF, but stainless-steel pans can survive such heat. But, ensure to use a nonstick pan, so your eggs won’t stick on the body.
What Is the Best Way To Store (Leftover) Frittata?
You can put your leftover Frittatas in an airtight container and store them in a refrigerator. Frittatas can stay up to 4 days in the refrigerator and still be suitable for serving. But you should prepare the amount you (and your family/guests) can finish quickly.
Is Frittata Served Hot or Cold?
Frittata is best served cold or at room temperature. Yes, it is tastier at cold or room temperature (warm). Frittata can be served as breakfast, brunch, launch, or dinner. It is a good meal for any time of the day.
What Size Pan Is Best for Frittata?
Well, this depends on the number of eggs you’re using for your Frittata recipe. If you’re using more than 6 eggs, you need a 10-inch pan or 10-inch glass bakeware. But, if you’re using 6 eggs (which is the minimum), an 8-inch pan is ideal.
Is Frittata Supposed to Puff Up?
Due to air and moisture in the egg, your Frittata is most likely going to puff up while still inside the oven. However, once removed from the oven, it would deflate and fall down to its normal, expected texture.