THE PERFECT FRITTATA PAN IS SILICONE AND MICROWAVABLE

Lekue Frittata Spanish Omelette

Silicone Pan

Pros: Fast, Eliminates need for additional pans, Makes a great Frittata

Cons: Holds a maximum of four eggs

Put away your old-style heavy frittata pan and get into silicone. Before cooking your next frittata for two consider the Lekue Frittata Spanish Omelette Silicone pan.  While this can make a terrific omelette it’s a creative frittata pan

Freshly made ham, cheese, and onion frittata.
Freshly made ham, cheese, and onion frittata.

After years of searching for the perfect frittata pan someone else found the solution after spending too much on pans that can handle high oven temperatures and that have a handle. I was surprised to discover the Lekue silicone pan in my holiday stash. Lekue is a provider of revolutionary kitchen cookware and the result of a research project between the Lekue and Alicia Foundation on microwave cooking to find ideal solutions and designs for specific foods – such as frittatas. This frittata pan is 100% platinum silicone BPA free and simply doesn’t look suitable for this meal.  Every foodie knows it’s supposed to be a heavy duty pan capable of withstanding the heat of a very hot oven. This soft, rubbery, red silicone pan resembles an omelette pan but it’s designed for the microwave.  If you decide to try it out consider this:

What you need to do:
  • Chop garlic (to taste) and dice a small onion.
  • Place both in the larger diameter side of this frittata pan with one tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Stir to cover the onions and place in the microwave for 3 minutes (based on 800 watts – mine is 1100 and I converted to 70% power on everything).
  • Cover the mixture with the other side of this pan. The onions are soft and the fragrance is wonderful.
  • Add ¾ cup of diced ham on top of the onions and stir to coat the mixture with olive oil and the onion mixture.
  • Cover and return it to the microwave for 70% for two minutes.
Whisk the eggs with milk
  • Whisk four eggs with two tablespoons of milk and pour over the onion/ham mixture.
  •  Sprinkle a half cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the mixture.
  • Cook for three minutes at 70%, turn the pan over and cook for one more minute (nothing will drain out). The frittata is fluffy, sufficiently dense and not a hint of rubbery. It was quite good.

The microwavable Frittata pan comes with a multi-language, visual set of instructions for making a Spanish Omelette and a Vegetable Frittata as well as Okonomiyaki and Trinxat. The pamphlet has a visual list of ingredients used in the recipes, each represented by an icon and a multi-language list of names. This could easily be useful in foreign language classes. This is in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, and Russian.

The top and bottom are hinged together so that they also fit together. The pan is 10 inches in diameter and two inches deep.  The silicone can take the heat of the microwave and it’s dishwasher safe. This lacks a handle, although the hinge can be used for that purpose. It’s designed for use in the microwave. The most eggs this holds is four, especially when combined with other ingredients. If you’re making a frittata for several people you’ll need to use a traditional pan or keep the first one warm and reuse this pan for the second frittata.

Once you become familiar with the ingredient combinations (they are minimal) cooking unique frittatas for two is easy. If you want a quick, unprocessed meal  try this. Add a side of asparagus or broccoli and enjoy. This was a Christmas gift and it’s a keeper! I’m continually impressed.

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