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Corn Frittata with Pecorino-Romano Cheese

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Hands-on time 34 mins
Total time 34 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 wedge)
There isn't an herb that doesn't go well with crisp fresh corn--dill, basil, cilantro, lovage--but dark green Italian parsley is also good and bracing against the corn's sweetness. For an extra dose of smoky essence, sprinkle a pinch of smoked paprika over each serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1/3 cup diced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 ounce pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 227
  • fat 13.4 g
  • satfat 5.8 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 292 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 520 mg
  • calcium 135 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add corn and shallots to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and paprika, if desired. Place corn mixture in a bowl; cool slightly. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels.

  2. Place remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, milk, and eggs in a bowl; stir with a whisk until well combined. Add corn mixture to egg mixture, stirring to combine.

  3. Preheat broiler to high.

  4. Return pan to medium heat. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add egg mixture to pan. Cook 1 minute, without stirring. Gently slide pan back and forth to keep eggs from sticking. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 4 minutes or until eggs are set and golden on the bottom. Sprinkle cheese evenly over eggs. Broil 1 minute or until eggs are just set and cheese browns. Sprinkle evenly with parsley.

Cook's Notes

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