Frittata with Zucchini

Frittata with Zucchini

This flavorful, simple frittata is a veggie-loaded crowd-pleaser. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs.

Serves 4

Cooking Tip of the Week: Store zucchini in the refrigerator, but don’t store it in a plastic bag. The plastic will trap moisture and cause the zucchini to rot too quickly. Instead, store it loose or use a paper bag.
Food for Thought: Have you ever wondered how butter is made? It’s actually pretty easy and you can try it at home. Take a jar with a tight-fitting lid (such as a mason jar) and fill it about halfway with heavy cream. Then, shake it like a Polaroid picture! After shaking for 5-10 minutes, you’ll see a solid lump begin to form. Drain off the liquid and you’ll have a spreadable butter to enjoy. Add a pinch of salt if you like and remember to enjoy it in moderation (that means only sometimes!)
Family Dinner Conversation Starter: Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? If yes, name some examples. If no, why not?


Adult: Peel and thinly slice the onion crosswise. Put 2 1/2 tablespoons of the butter in a 10-inch nonstick, ovenproof skillet over medium heat.

Adult: When the butter has melted, add the onion and season lightly with salt. Sauté until the onion has softened and turned a light caramel color, 8 to 10 minutes.

Kid: While the onion is sautéing, wash the zucchini, remove the ends, and cut into thin rounds about 1/8 inch thick.*

Together: When the onion is ready, add the zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is quite tender and has started to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Kid: While the zucchini is cooking, put the eggs in a mixing bowl and beat until the yolks and whites are evenly mixed.

Together: When the zucchini is ready, transfer the contents of the pan to the bowl with the eggs and mix thoroughly.

Adult: Preheat the broiler. Put the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter in the skillet and return to medium heat. When the butter is hot, pour in the egg-and-zucchini mixture.

Adult: Cook over medium heat for 6 minutes, then place under the broiler until the top is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

Together: Slide the frittata onto a cutting board. Cut into slices and serve hot or at room temperature.

*using a child-safe knife

Calories 200, Calories from Fat 140, Total Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 255mg, Sodium 80mg, Total Carbohydrate 6g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 50%, Calcium 6%, Iron 8%

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