Recipe question (frittata)

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I want to know if anyone has tried the tomato/basil frittata recently featured on FA--it is unclear to me if it is 8 oz. by weight, and 4 oz. by weight, for the cheese. . .or 4 & 8 as in 1 cup and 1/2 cup. Anyone? I'm new here, and also have a question: How do I locate my own posts, so I can see any answers?

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Frittata question

Am surprised that no one answered--hasn't anyone else tried this recipe or thought to try? At least I figured out how to get back to the posts!

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I make frittata's here but

I make frittata's here but after following a recipe once or twice I started just doing it without the recipe. I use about 1 1/2 cups in mine so I would guess that would be correct. I have not seen the recipe you are refering to....can you post the link on here or copy it over?

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frittata

Duomom, thanks for answering me! The recipe:
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Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata.

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8 ounces Vermont sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 large tomato, diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss cheddar cheese with flour. Place mixture in bottom of an ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over top.

Combine eggs and half-and-half, add Worcestershire sauce, mix well, and pour over cheeses. Sprinkle tomato and basil over egg mixture. Bake 35 to 40 minutes

By weight, it looked to me like way too much cheese, so I tried this recipe, and ended up using about what you said, measured in a measuring cup, about 1 1/2 cup, and used the rest of the cheese in another recipe.

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I do not have a scale that

I do not have a scale that measures by ounces, so when I see a recipe for cheese like that I measure by the cup. I know when you buy a bag of pre-grated cheese 8 ounces is equal to 1 cup. So, I would use 1 cup sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup monterey Jack. It may not be the exact way it should be done, but I have not ruined a recipe with this method. :)

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I do not have a scale that

I do not have a scale that measures by ounces, so when I see a recipe for cheese like that I measure by the cup. I know when you buy a bag of pre-grated cheese 8 ounces is equal to 1 cup. So, I would use 1 cup sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup monterey Jack. It may not be the exact way it should be done, but I have not ruined a recipe with this method. :)

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More on cheese measuring

Duomom, that is what I would have done. . . but then hubby entered the picture, and was sure the recipe meant by WEIGHT! He grated the cheese for me. . . and when I looked at the amount, it looked like too much to me, so in the end, I followed your thoughts (and my own). The frittata was good, so guess we were right! Thanks again, I appreciate your taking time to respond (surprised that no one else did.)

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