1smallzucchinichopped into ½-inch quarters (see note), about 6 ounces
salt and pepper to taste
1eggroom temperature, slightly beaten
Heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and reduce heat to medium.
Cook, stirring occasionally until translucent and softened about 3-5 minutes.
Add the remaining olive oil, chopped zucchini and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Over medium-high heat, saute, while stirring and shaking the pan, until golden brown. This should take between 7-10 minutes. Zucchini should be cooked, but still be crisp. Taste for doneness. Adjust heat if necessary.
Meanwhile, whisk the egg with the cheese and parsley.
When the zucchini are done, add the egg mixture to the pan and let them cook for about 30 seconds. Then stir and shake the pan for 1 minute or so until the egg is scrambled and set.
Taste and adjust seasonings.
If desired, garnish with grated cheese and chopped Italian parsley.
Sauté the zucchini in a large pan. This creates a lightly crispy exterior with a golden color. Since they are not crowded, this prevents stewing in their own juices. which can result in a soggy texture.
Use fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley. This herb balances and brightens the overall flavor of the entire dish.
The recipe is standardized for one portion. Can easily be doubled, tripled, etc...
Serve your frittata hot, at room temperature, or even cold.
Substitutions: The onion can be replaced with a French shallot. Replace parsley with other herbs you may have like basil, chives, or even thyme. Why add water to eggs? Adding just a tablespoon of water per whisked egg transforms into steam when heated. This, in turn, creates scrambled eggs with the perfect fluffy texture to accompany the sauteed zucchini and onions. How to cut zucchini into quarters Begin by cutting off the ends. Without removing the skin, slice the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Cut each half again lengthwise. Line up the quarters and cut across the zucchini at ½-inch intervals. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.