Zucchini & Mint Fritatta

(2 servings)

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion - finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled
  • 1 large zucchini - thinly sliced
  • coarse salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tablespoon Pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese - grated
Heat the oil in an 8-inch skillet, nonstick skillet over a medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic clove (whole) until the onion softens, but does not brown, about 10 minutes. The garlic adds a subtle flavor.

Add the zucchini and sprinkle lightly with salt. Saute 10 minutes, or until the zucchini slices have softened but still retain their shape. The seeds should appear swollen and almost translucent.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs, then whisk in a bit of salt, the black pepper, mint and cheese.

Reduce the heat under the skillet to low, then pour the eggs mixture over the zucchini. Cook for 10 minutes, gently shaking the pan now and again, or using a spatula around the edges to make sure the frittata is not sticking.

The bottom of the frittata should be golden and firm, but the center should still have give. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Put a plate over the pan and quickly invert so the frittata slips out upside down. Carefully slide the frittata back into the pan (the top of the fritatta now should be on the bottom) and cook another 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This flavor combination might sound unusual but it really works especially if your zucchini and mint are garden fresh.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank HollyMartel for this recipe.

Recipe number 1930. Submitted 12/14/2006.