Brunch Dish: Zucchini Frittata

As I mentioned in a previous post, we had guests in the Berkshires this weekend.  I had planned out the meals for the weekend pretty well, but hadn’t given much thought to Sunday breakfast.  I had eggs and bacon so that was a good starting point.  I took a look in the crisper and I still had a zucchini left so I decided to search the Food Network website for “zucchini frittata” and found the following recipe.

The frittata came together quickly and had nice flavor from the garlic, basil, and cheese.

A couple of notes: I just whisked together the eggs and milk not wanting to get my blender out.  Also, I found that I had to cook the eggs a touch longer than the recipe called for a yummy breakfast.

If you don’t have zucchini just substitute whatever veggie you have on hand!

Zucchini Frittata
Michael Chiarello

  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • Olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 bunch basil
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Preheat the broiler.

Start by crushing some garlic and heating it in some olive oil in a medium nonstick saute pan on the stove. While that is heating up, very thinly slice the zucchini on a mandoline. When the oil and garlic are heated, tear some basil into the pan and add all the sliced zucchini. Cook until the zucchini is tender, but not cooked through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Blend eggs in a blender with a little bit of milk and some salt and pepper. Blend on the highest speed.

Pour the egg mixture into saute pan and let it sit for 1 minute. When there isn’t much loose egg left in the pan, grate some Parmesan on top and place pan in the broiler for 1 minute.

Take pan out of broiler, let it cool and set in pan for 5 minutes. When cool invert a plate on top of pan and turn over. Slice and serve.

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