When the gray sky and the absence of the sun outside the window do not bring joy and pleasure, and the soul and body require the sun and warmth of the southern countries, joyful and fragrant dishes will always come to the rescue. And if you start the day not with a dull sandwich, but with a bright southern fritata, life will definitely sparkle with other colors - the colors of the southern seas and the taste of the holiday. What is this dish that has a name similar to the sounds of fireworks? Frittata is a tender fluffy omelette made with vegetables, cheeses, herbs. It is so satisfying that, having had breakfast with it in the morning, you will feel hunger exactly at lunchtime.
This Italian dish has perfectly adapted to the cuisines of the former CIS countries, we cook it using a variety of additives, but the main principle of cooking frittata is to use ingredients that release less juice, even if you decide to use tomatoes in this Italian omelet, you must first remove seeds and pulp, leaving only the hard parts of the fruit for the dish. Well, unlike a regular omelet, frittata should be baked in the oven. Having told you little tricks, we will help you prepare a wonderful Italian breakfast fritata with zucchini, and step-by-step cooking photos will help you navigate so that the dish turns out tender and tasty.
The omelette itself, which in essence is a frittata, originated from French cuisine more than 400 years ago. Any chef in France should be able to cook a fluffy and juicy omelet. It is fried in butter on one side, and when ready, rolled up into a tube, or simply in half, also seasoned with various fillings. The Italians went further, they began to add toppings to the egg mixture itself, thereby changing the recipe of the dish and the taste. It is customary to use a great variety of fillings, it can be zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, green beans and many other vegetables to your taste, as well as ham, sausages, cheese and many other food delights.
In the history of any cuisine in the world there is a similar dish, their recipes are somewhat different from each other, but the principle - mixing eggs with additional ingredients - is the same for everyone. For example, in Germany, eggs were simply beaten and fried, in Scandinavia they add salmon, salmon and cod, in Spain - potatoes, onions and artichokes, and the Japanese put rice and chicken meat in an omelet. And no matter what the tastes and characteristics of the peoples are, the omelette unites its fans around the world.
What is the use of zucchini frittata in the oven? Let's figure it out. An indisputable plus is that the dish is practically not fried, the zucchini languish under the lid without frying. The second plus is that it is prepared practically without the use of butter and heavy cream, besides, the Italian-style omelette is baked in the oven, which also plays an important role in shaping the usefulness of the dish.
As for zucchini, their benefits are a well-known fact - the chemical composition of the fruit is unique, it contains an impressive list of the table of chemical elements, these are phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper, calcium, and many others. The vitamin list can also take an impressive place - vitamins of groups B, E, C, H, PP, A. In addition, our favorite is rich in saccharides, carbohydrates, fiber, fats and proteins. The zucchini has almost zero calorie content, which elevates it to the rank of leaders in the preparation of dietary nutrition.
Also, zucchini helps in the fight against eye diseases, scurvy, inflammation and bruising. And riboflavin and pyridoxine contained in zucchini stabilize the nervous system. This overly healthy vegetable is as useful as it is popular, housewives prepare a huge number of delicious dishes from it, and also cook it in canned form for the winter, and this is absolutely right, because such a healthy product must be consumed in large quantities in order to build strength and life energy.