August’s garden is bountiful as our crops are ripening. Whether you are grilling, sauteeing or roasting them, it’s fun to wander out to the garden and pick fresh herbs and vegetables and create a meal from your own yard.
This recipe comes from Gourmet Magazine 2004 and brings all the freshness of your garden to your table!
Summer Vegetable Fritatta
6 large eggs
6 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 oz prosciutto, finely chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb medium zucchini (about 3), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
5 medium Swiss chard leaves, stems discarded and leaves finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
12 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
5 zucchini blossoms (optional)
2 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1 cup)
Whisk together eggs, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Cook prosciutto in oil in a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until edges begin to crisp, about 2 minutes. Add zucchini and chard and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just tender, about 8 minutes. Add scallions and zucchini blossoms and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour egg mixture into skillet and cook, lifting up cooked egg around edge using a spatula to let as much raw egg as possible flow underneath, until edge is set, about 2 minutes (top and center will still be very loose). Sprinkle cheese evenly over top.
Broil frittata about 6 inches from heat until set, slightly puffed, and golden, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
Makes 6 servings