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Squash Frittata

Squash Frittata makes a stunning presentation when plated. Fresh summer flavor abounds in every bite.

Southern Living JULY 2013

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 pound fingerling potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garnishes: chopped fresh chives, flat-leaf parsley, and basil; freshly ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together eggs, cream, and 1/4 tsp. salt.

2. Cook potatoes in hot oil in a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 1 minute. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown on both sides. Transfer potatoes to a bowl.

3. Return skillet to heat; melt 1 tsp. butter in skillet. Add zucchini; cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add remaining 2 tsp. butter to skillet; let melt. Add potatoes, stirring to coat.

4. Pour egg mixture over potatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese.

5. Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven; invert onto a serving plate.


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