Monday, July 28, 2008
My grandmother used to make these every summer. I don't think this is exactly how she did it, but it tastes damn delicious.
You will need some zucchini blossoms. I have heard that it is best to use the female flowers (the ones attached to a zucchini). But, I think either would work fine.
Next preheat the broiler, and finely chop 1/2 cup onion.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Add the onion & saute over medium heat for 4 minutes.
Add the zucchini blossoms,
& saute another minute, until they begin to wilt. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Next, place 7 large eggs in a mixing bowl,
add about a 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese,
and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, and cook until the bottom looks set.
Then, place under broiler, and cook a few more minutes, or until the top looks firm.
Slide the frittata out of the pan, and onto a serving plate.