Courgette Frittata

Courgette Frittata

Flower Power

Whenever I come across courgette blossoms I can’t resist… I must be creative..!
Courgette Frittata

Adding herbs, vegetables and a variety of cheeses you can create many diverse combinations. However, even if you can’t find the blossoms, the courgettes themselves are more than enough to make a delightfully delicious dish!

Courgette Frittata
Courgette Frittata
Courgette Frittata

Courgette Frittata

Ingredients

7 organic eggs

3 egg whites

½ cup whole milk

1 cup Feta cheese, finely crumbled

1 teaspoon salt

black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 courgettes, quartered lengthwise and cut into ½ cm slices

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

1½ teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)

¼ cup Gruyere cheese, grated

5 to 6 courgette blossoms (optional)

1 teaspoon fresh, flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Method

1. Egg mixture: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg-whites, milk and Feta cheese with ½ teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

2. Courgette mixture: Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized, ovenproof, non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat. Add sliced courgettes and stir until golden, for 4 to 5 minutes. Add minced garlic, oregano, the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Stir for a minute.

3. Pour the egg mixture over the courgettes and cook, lifting up the cooked egg around the edges with a spatula. Let uncooked egg flow underneath — the centre must remain moist.

4. Sprinkle the frittata with Gruyere cheese and — if you have them — arrange the blossoms on top. Bake the frittata in the oven, on the highest rack, for about 3 minutes, until set and puffed up. Loosen frittata’s edges with a spatula and slide onto a platter, or use your ovenproof frying pan in which to serve.

5. Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top. Serve while the frittata is still warm and soft.

A cast iron frying pan is my preferred pan for frittatas, but any large, ovenproof pan will do.

Serves 4 to 6 

Courgette Frittata
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