Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pepper and Basil Frittata

Pepper and Basil Frittata
slightly adapted from Rocco Dispirito's Now Eat This

1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups cauliflower florets (from 1/2 head cauliflower)
1/2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into half-moons
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
1 cup jarred roasted red pepper strips (not oil-packed)
3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 cups egg substitute

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.  Heat an 8-inch non-stick ovenproof saute pan over medium-high heat.  When the pan is hot, add half of the olive oil, then the cauliflower and zucchini.  Saute the vegetables for 5 minutes.  Add the garlic, and season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.  Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.  Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender, another 5 minutes.  Add the red pepper strips to the pan and stir to combine.  Raise the heat to medium-high.  Whisk the 3/4 cup cheese, basil, and egg substitute together in a medium bowl.  Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.  With a heat-resistant rubber spatula, stir the egg mixture into the saute pan.  Continue to stir as the eggs begin to solidify.  When there are large curds but the mixture is still wet, flatten it slightly with the spatula and stop stirring it.  Cook, undisturbed, for 1 minute.  Transfer the pan to the oven.  Bake the frittata for about 8 minutes or until the eggs are completely set.  Remove the pan from the oven and give it a good shake to loosen the frittata.  Invert a plate on top of the frittata and flip it over.  Cut the frittata into wedges.  Serve hot or at room temperature.

*My only variations is I used a little closer to 1 cup of cheese and had to use a 10-inch pan (it wouldn't have fit, even if I wouldn't have added extra cheese.

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