Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Zucchini Frittata Recipe

I’ve known Giuliano, Lael and the girls since their early days of the blog. The Hazan’s live in Sarasota, Florida, just a few minutes hop down the interstate from us. If you’re not familiar with Giuliano, I’m sure you’ve heard of his mother, Italian cooking doyenne, Marcella Hazan, whom I was lucky enough to spend time with a couple of years ago.

slice of frittata Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Giuliano, Lael and I have crossed paths many times, though usually it’s is a quick “hi!” at the IACP conferences or other blogging conferences. We’ve dined at their house and they at ours – I’m in love with their girls, Gabriella and Michela, who love their pastas almost as much as their papa.

Giuliano just came out with a new book, Hazan Family Favorites, featuring recipes from his childhood and new recipes that he loves to make at home with the girls. The dishes are unfussy and simple to prepare – most recipes have just a handful of ingredients and 3 steps. My favorite part of the book was reading the family stories and watching Giuliano grow up with Marcella and Victor through photos!

This morning’s eggs from our hens and a giant zucchini from the garden went into the Frittata with Zucchini. We added a super-ripe heirloom tomato, also from our garden and finished it off with goat cheese crumbles (sadly, not from our homestead, though one day….maybe…a goat or two)

Zucchini Frittata Recipe

The zucchini is best sliced on a mandolin – the one I *love* is the handheld mandolin by Oxo for $14.99. It’s lightweight, under $15 and requires no setting up.

slicing zucchini for Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Gorgeous heirloom tomato from my garden – I don’t remember the name of this tomato, but it ripens to a deep dark red/black color.

slicing tomatoes for Zucchini Frittata Recipe

The onions are caramelized with just a pinch of sugar. The sugar helps speed up the caramelization by half the time.

cooking onions for Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Sliced zucchini is added to the pan and cooked until soft.

cooking onion and zucchini for Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Those pretty eggs are from the hens – we used 5 of them. Whisk the eggs well.

cracking egg Zucchini Frittata Recipe

In the pan, pour in the eggs, throw on the tomato slices and dot with crumbled goat cheese. Bake.

Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Zucchini Frittata Recipe

Servings: 4

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes