One-Pot Wonders

Squash blossomĀ frittata

June 24, 2013
Author Notes

I love squash blossoms - usually crispy fried and stuffed with ricotta and herbs. My moms squash garden is overflowing so I couldn't resist picking a few this weekend. They ended up in a delicious and beautiful frittata (eaten up before I could snap a picture). I kept with my usual flavor inspirations - ricotta, lots of herbs and added some sharp pecorino. Enjoy! —meganvt01

  • Serves 8
  • 12 Large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Salted butter
  • 1 cup Onion, chopped
  • 12 Large squash blossoms (remove the interior plant parts and wash for bugs) 4 roughly chopped the others left intact
  • 3 tablespoons Basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Chives, minced
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano, grated.
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
In This Recipe
  1. In a bowl whisk the eggs. Add the herbs, pecorino, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 375. In a 10 inch skillet heat the butter over medium. Add the onions and cook until softened -about 6-8 mins. Add the chopped squash blossoms and cook for another two minutes.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and stir to combine. Place the whole blossoms on top of the egg mixture so that when you cut into 8 pieces each will have a pretty whole blossom. Top with dollops of the ricotta cheese randomly across the eggs.
  4. Transfer to the oven and cook for 12-15 mins or until set. Let cool for a few mins then serve.

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Recipe by: meganvt01

After spending years in school while working full time, I'm happy to finally have my evenings pursuing my other passion, cooking! I have a 4 year old boy and a husband that are both adventurous eaters and supportive tasters. I spend a good bit of my vacation travel preparation researching local and regional foods and my friends all make fun of my food obsession. I've always been pretty confident with my techniques cooking from recipes but I am enjoying Food52's challenge of putting those techniques to work for my own versions of my favorite foods. I love to learn and the group of people that contribute to this site are a great resource. As an Annapolis native, I love to cook with our local produce and seafood whenever possible. I try to support our community of fisherman, farmers, other food producers and chefs as much as possible.