Sunday, November 23, 2014

Veggie Frittata

Can I just say that I love fritattas?  They're easy, delicious, and acceptable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  What is a frittata you might ask?  A frittata is an Italian omelet.  Although it is more like a crust less quiche than a traditional omelet.  This is the perfect meal for the holiday season when you have a million things to do and guests in the house.  It will seem like you slaved in the kitchen, when in reality it takes about 15 minutes to prepare and make this delicious egg dish.

Veggie Frittata
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 medium summer squash, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c. cream or milk
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the broiler in your oven.
  2. Saute onion, zucchini, squash, and garlic in a large, oven safe frying pan for 5-10 minutes or until onions start to become transparent.
  3. Meanwhile scramble eggs with cream/milk in a small bowl.  Stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  4. Evenly distribute veggies around the pan and pour the egg mixture over the top.
  5. Once the bottom and sides begin to set, sprinkle the basil evenly over the top.
  6. Place the pan under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.  The frittata is done when the eggs are golden brown on top.

I usually serve my frittata with bacon and toast with homemade jam for breakfast.  Or scones.  You can never go wrong with scones.  For lunch and dinner I like to serve it with a big salad and homemade bread.  I hope you enjoy this delicious, versatile recipe, and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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