Thursday, August 25, 2011

Zucchini-Onion Frittata

Our family was recently invited by a dear friend to a cookout, for her husband who was celebrating a milestone birthday. We were asked to bring a side dish. So, as usual, I agonized over what to bring. Do you do that? We are still getting a few zucchinis and plenty of tomatoes and fresh basil from our garden, so finally, I landed on this dish!

I started by slicing up the stars of this dish–zucchini and onion.

Although the original recipe uses only parmesan cheese, I grated up some mozzarella, because I'm a huge fan and I think it goes great with eggs!

Next up, whisk up the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

As they sauté, the zucchini and onions make the kitchen smell oh so good!

Rather than keep the veggies in a skillet—for travel convenience—I transferred to this casserole dish, and sprinkled on some of the cheese.

I popped it in the oven for about 15 minutes—then broiled it slightly.

Top with the rest of the cheese, fresh chopped basil, and chopped onions.

This is a great, healthy, summery, side dish that is easy to prepare and oh so flavorful!

Zucchini-Onion Frittata
Adapted from Southern Living

1 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Garnish: chopped seeded plum tomatoes

Melt butter with oil in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add zucchini and onion, and sauté 12 to 14 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat. If desired transfer to a casserole dish. Top with half of the cheeses.
Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients at least 1 minute or until well blended. Pour over vegetable mixture.
Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until set; increase oven temperature to broil, and broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. If using a casseroled dish, watch carefully while broiling, you may also wish to skip the broiling. Sprinkle evenly with remaining chesses and basil. Garnish with tomatoes if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

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