Squash Frittata

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Although the original recipe called for zucchini, I had been given some fresh from the garden summer squash that I wanted to use. No problem — this dish turned out beautifully. Thin slices of fingerling potatoes mixed with layers of yellow squash in a rich egg batter. Top that off with freshly grated parm and garnished with chives and you are ready to go. What a great way to start the day This dish would serve well morning, noon or night!


SQUASH FRITTATA (Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 pound fingerling potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garnishes: chopped fresh chives, flat-leaf parsley, and basil; freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together eggs, cream, and 1/4 tsp. salt.
  2. Cook potatoes in hot oil in a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 1 minute. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown on both sides. Transfer potatoes to a bowl.
  3. Return skillet to heat; melt 1 tsp. butter in skillet. Add zucchini; cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add remaining 2 tsp. butter to skillet; let melt. Add potatoes, stirring to coat.
  4. Pour egg mixture over potatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven; invert onto a serving plate.

~from Southern Living

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