Courgette Frittata Recipe

Courgette Frittata

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  • 1/2 bunch of mint
  • 1/2 bunch of basil
  • 1 big or 2 medium courgettes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 1 onion (up to you - I prefer onions in my meals)
  • 4 eggs
  • 50g freshly grated Parmesan
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make Courgette Frittata

So... I bought a new Italian cookbook. The name is "Italian - One step at a time". There are other books in this stlye. Like "Baking", "Classics" and "Asian". So... I have all these books - but at home in Switzerland and not here in Rome. So urgently had to buy a new one. *g* Well... here my first try with this book. The recipe says it serves 6. But they use 12 eggs! So.. as I was alone I used just 3 eggs - but about 2 big courgettes. So next time I will use 4 eggs or so.. anyway... Just go on with this recipe and it will taste great!

  1. Finely snip the herbs and cut the courgettes into rounds.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan, add the garlic, onion and courgettes. Cook, stirring, over a high heat for 5 minutes. Remove the garlic and season.
  3. Briskly beat the eggs in a large bowl with a fork. Add the grated Parmesan, the snipped herbs and some salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the courgettes then cook over a medium-high heat, shaking the pan frequently.
  5. When the eggs start to set at the edges, bring them into the centre using a wooden spoon.
  6. As soon as the base is set, place a large plate over the frying pan and quickly invert it. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan then slide frittata back into the pan to brown on the second side.
  7. The frittata should be golden-brown on the outside and soft inside.
Serving ideas:
  • Serve hot, with a salad, or cold as an aperitif, cut into cubes.
  • You can use various vegetables in a frittata: pan-fried artichokes, petit pois, aspargus tips, peppers, and so forth.

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