A frittata is a type of omelet in which the filling and the eggs are cooked together slowly, and then served cut into wedges. As with most egg dishes, in order for a frittata to be tender and delicate you must not overcook it.

SERVES 4

6 eggs

Вј cup milk

Вј cup grated Parmesan cheese

ВЅ teaspoon salt

Liberal seasoning freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 medium onions, diced

28-ounce can diced tomatoes, well drained

1 tablespoon minced fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried basil

1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  1. Preheat the oven to 325В°F. Butter a pie plate. (If your plate is glass set the oven at 300В°F.)
  2. In a large bowl beat together the eggs, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and saut for 5 minutes. Add the drained tomatoes and basil, and saut for 10 more minutes (no less), tossing frequently.
  4. Add the zucchini and cook until tender yet still slightly crisp, about 5 more minutes.
  5. Add this mixture to the eggs and stir to blend. Pour into the prepared pie plate.
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the frittata comes out almost clean. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.