Zucchini Frittata

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"Iraqi omelet. The difference is that the omelet is taller, you slice it like a pie, and you cook it in a smaller fry pan. I'm putting in parenthesis how I made this for my taste. review What a wonderful new twist on the zucchini omelet! This turned out very nice thanks to all your helpful tips about how to turn it out and then slide it back into the pan. I made as written using a little basil, thanks for the post A nice easy breakfast but would definately add the basil or sage (I added basil) otherwise I think it would be a bit bland."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (340.5 g)
  • Calories 226.3
  • Total Fat - 15.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 312.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1301.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 13.5 g
  • Calcium - 88.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a small fry pan. (I used a small saucepan.).

Step 2

Add onion; cook on low heat until translucent.

Step 3

Add zucchini, (I only used 1 zucchini) salt and pepper. Do not overcook. Zucchini should still have crunch.

Step 4

In a large bowl whisk eggs (I used 4 eggs ), and salt.

Step 5

Add the zucchini mixture; mix. (I put in eggs then added onion mixture).

Step 6

Add finely diced sage or basil now if using. Add only 1 leaf; don't go crazy.

Step 7

Coat bottom and sides of fry pan with olive oil. (I used Pam after I lifted out veggies, and took out most oil in a sauce pan with a little oil).

Step 8

Add zucchini egg mixture; have on low heat. Keep lifting up omelet and letting it run underneath; when almost dry on top, flip).

Step 9

Cover saucepan with a plate.

Step 10

Here is the hard part.

Step 11

SLOWLY, with the bottom part cooked, flip the mixture onto the plate and slide back into the pan, uncooked side down.

Step 12

Finish cooking.

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Step 14

I have found a couple of seconds in microwave will set eggs nicely.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is pretty good -- I also only used one zucchini (but it was pretty large) and used the sage option. I added cheese to the top and instead of turning it oven, put the whole pan under the broiler to melt the cheese and finish cooking the rest of the egg/zucchini mixture. Very good and easy too. Served with bread and salad. Thanks for sharing!

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(4 Oct 2021)


Thank you for sharing your recipe Dienia. I made this for breakfast today. It was yummy. I went with the sage option and added a little parmesan for my dh. My pan was to large, so it stuck to the bottom, it didn't look pretty but it sure tasted good. Made FYC tag game.

review by:
(10 Nov 2019)