Food - Drink
Frittata Vs. Quiche: What's The Real Difference?
Frittata and quiche are delicious baked egg dishes that can also include vegetables, meat, and/or cheese. While the ingredients for these brunch staples might be the same, there are some differences between the two, including their origins; quiche is quintessentially French, while frittata is said to have Italian roots.
Another more obvious difference is that quiche has a crust, which is usually similar to standard pie crust, while frittata has no crust at all. The ratio of ingredients used in each dish also creates textural differences; quiche usually contains more dairy, making it more like a creamy custard, while frittata is more like scrambled eggs.
As for the baking process, quiche is baked in a pie or tart pan, but a frittata is usually cooked in an oven-safe cast iron skillet. Frittata also bakes for a short time, between 10-15 minutes, while quiche can take anywhere between 40-60 minutes, excluding the time it takes to make and blind bake the crust beforehand.