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Zucchini frittata

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 88
  • Protein: 6
  • Fats: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 4

    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.

    History of the dish

    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.


    • Zucchini - 300 grams
    • Onion - 100 grams
    • Chicken eggs - 5 pieces
    • Sunflower oil - 70 grams
    • Parsley greens - 20 grams
    • Salt - 20 grams
    • Allspice black pepper - 20 grams

    Cooking process:

    1. Frittata with zucchini will be prepared from these products.

      Italian omelette is prepared from these products

    2. We free the onion from the husk and skin, cut it thinly and finely enough.

      Peel and finely chop the onion.

    3. Pour sunflower oil into a hot frying pan, heat it up a little and put the chopped onion, it should not be fried, we just sauté it and cover it with a lid so that it just becomes soft.

      Sauté chopped onion in hot oil.

    4. While the onion is sauteing, let's prepare the zucchini. We clean it from the skin and seeds, divide it into large pieces, if the fruit is large, use a half.

      Peel the zucchini from the skin and seeds, cut into large pieces.

    5. Cut the zucchini into small cubes, about 1 * 1 cm.

      Chop the zucchini into cubes.

    6. Put the chopped zucchini in a pan with sautéed onions, mix and simmer under the lid on the burner with the "weak" mode.

      We put the zucchini in a pan and simmer under the lid.

    7. Place the eggs in a mixing bowl.

      Crack the eggs into a bowl.

    8. Whisk the eggs until stiff.

      Beat the eggs.

    9. Rinse parsley, dry and finely chop.

      Rinse and chop the parsley.

    10. Salt and pepper the contents of the pan.

      Add salt and pepper to the pan.

    11. Place the beaten eggs in a mixing bowl. Add chopped parsley to the egg foam, mix everything.

      Mix beaten eggs and chopped parsley in a mixing bowl.

    12. Then put the zucchini with onions into the bowl and mix the contents of the bowl thoroughly. We spread the mixture of eggs with zucchini in a baking dish, pre-greased with sunflower oil and put in an oven preheated to 180 degrees. We bake for 35-40 minutes at a temperature of 200 degrees.

      We combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix, put in a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes.

    13. After the allotted time, we take out the form from the oven, the frittata with zucchini is ready, serve it hot to the table.

      After the set time, we take out the finished dish from the oven, serve it hot on the table.

    14. Cut the Italian omelette into portions, garnish with parsley sprigs and serve on large serving plates. Enjoy your meal!

      Cut the finished frittata into portions and serve. Bon appetit!.

    The benefits of the dish

    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.

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