Sunday, December 5, 2010

Zucchini frittata with flaked almonds

No this is not a cake with slivered almonds, it's a frittata!!

Last week, while recovering from restaurant overload, I cooked at home every night. The snow and dreary weather were making me thoroughly depressed. My hubby was in Chicago on business, so I was cooking just for one. And as I really hate to eat alone, I didn't want to spend too much time in the kitchen and all I wanted is quick meals and comfort food. Well, how often do we cook nice fancy meals just for ourselves, with no one to impress? 

Last night, I made this frittata for a light dinner. Usually, I make a lot of frittatas. I think they're so versatile, they fill your belly and allow you to use up leftovers. The magic touch in this particular frittata was the toasted slivered almonds I sprinkled over the top of it.

6 large eggs
3.5 oz (100 g) Parmesan cheese, grated
1 large zucchini
2 tbsp mint, chopped
2 tbsp basil, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
2 oz (60 g) slivered almonds

Toast the slivered almonds in a skillet over medium heat, until lightly browned. Set aside.

Wash and slice the zucchini using a mandolin.

In a big bowl, beat the eggs, add the zucchini slices, the parmesan and the herbs. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in the skillet, and pour the egg mixture. Cook on low heat around 7 mn, then flip the frittata on a plate and cook it for another 2 mn.

Garnish with the toasted slivered almonds. You can eat it hot or cold.

Frittata aux courgettes et amandes

6 gros œufs
100 g de Parmesan râpé
1 belle courgette
2 càs de menthe, hachée
2 càs de basilic, haché
2 càs d'huile d'olive
60 g d'amandes effilées

Faites dorer les amandes à sec dans une poêle. Réservez.

Lavez et râpez la courgette à l'aide d'une mandoline.

Cassez les œufs dans un grand bol et fouettez-les. Ajoutez les courgettes, le parmesan et les herbes. Poivrez et salez.

Faites chauffer l'huile d'olive dans la poêle. Versez la préparation aux œufs et faites cuire à feu doux 7 mn environ, puis retournez délicatement avec une assiette et poursuivez la cuisson 2 mn.

Parsemez d'amandes grillés. Servez chaud ou froid.

Adapted from: Saveurs magazine


  1. une bien deliecieuse idée, je me laisserai bien tentée
    bises gourmandes de France

  2. I love frittatas too but for some reason forget to make them - this looks delicious!

  3. On peut presque croire que c'est un dessert.... bonne idée les amandes sur le dessus.

  4. A gorgeous combination! Great idea.

    Cheers and happy Monday,


  5. I love the addition of almonds. I've never seen that before or thought of it either--and I make lots of frittatas! Thanks!

  6. jamais une frittata n'aura été aussi tentante et gourmande!

  7. That's just beautiful...and a Brilliant idea!

  8. j'aime bien les frittatas mais je n'en fais pas souvent; la tienne a l'air si bonne et très élegante avec les amandes posées dessus!

  9. Truly wonderful fritata, I love the crunch almond on top !

  10. That looks truly wonderful and I'm loving the ingredients you've used here. This sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  11. A gorgeous looking frittata! I love the almond topping, so delicious!

  12. This is a fantastic-looking frittata! The almonds on the top are adding a delicious crunch to the flavours of the frittata: it is a brilliant idea.

  13. A frittata with almond topping...mmmm..that sounds just irresistible!

  14. Un délice cette frittata avec les courgettes et les amandes!!

  15. Zucchini and almonds, such a great combination. Great idea for a frittata!
    Nice to find your blog.

  16. Crunchy almonds sound great on a frittata! It looks gorgeous too.

  17. This is an amazing way to prepare a frittata! I have never seen slivered almonds on top, but I love the idea. I can't get enough protein & healthy fats. You got all that & more in this dish :) xo

  18. The best part of this frittata is the mint and the almond. WOW.Thanks for the idea of using almonds in a frittata.

  19. Beautiful combination! Great idea for a frittata. It looks gorgeous :D



  20. excellente idée avec les amandes ! bravo !

  21. This is an original frittata, topped with almonds. Sounds delicious.

  22. A gorgeous frittata! I am just in the middle of baking some mini quiches (much like your frittata) that I will freeze once cooled and re heat for guests this weekend. It's a great timesaver and a flavorful bite! The almons are a very different addition here ... they add a nice crunch!

  23. I love making delicious, comforting breakfasts in the morning! I'd love to make this! You should consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Breakfast Casserole Recipe Contest! You could win a whole bunch of things from Melitta Coffee!