Friday, July 18, 2008


Found this frittata recipe on great for our csa veggies. you could probably subsitute (and add even more of) any greens. the chard really goes to nothing, especially when it's finely chopped. i did not use prosciutto or zucchini blossoms, and it was perfect without them. used a tiny bit of feta to make up for the saltiness lost with the prosciutto, but it was probably not even necessary. the parmesan is perfect. as this was my first frittata experience, i was afraid to be aggressive when it was cooking on the stove before the oven (recipe says to lift cooked egg to let raw egg go to bottom), but don't be afraid to shake it up a lot. it'll come out fine in the end. just watch carefully when it's in the oven so that it doesn't dry out!

Active time: 35 min Start to finish: 40 min
Servings: Makes 6 servings.

6 large eggs
6 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 oz prosciutto, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb medium zucchini (about 3), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
5 medium Swiss chard leaves, stems discarded and leaves finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
12 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
5 zucchini blossoms*


Preheat broiler.

Whisk together eggs, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Cook prosciutto in oil in a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until edges begin to crisp, about 2 minutes. Add zucchini and chard and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just tender, about 8 minutes. Add scallions and zucchini blossoms and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour egg mixture into skillet and cook, lifting up cooked egg around edge using a spatula to let as much raw egg as possible flow underneath, until edge is set, about 2 minutes (top and center will still be very loose). Sprinkle cheese evenly over top.

Broil frittata about 6 inches from heat until set, slightly puffed, and golden, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
Cool frittata 5 minutes, then loosen edge with a clean spatula and slide onto a large plate. Cut into wedges.

*Available at many farmers markets and specialty produce markets.

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