Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes: Zucchini Frittata and Bread Omelet

For those who like eggs for breakfast here are a couple of interesting ways of fixing them. The first one is a zucchini frittata. A frittata is an omelet made by mixing vegetables with the beaten eggs and then cooking it, as opposed to folding the vegetables in an omelet. Both sides of this omelet are cooked. To serve you cut them into wedges. This could be breakfast, brunch or lunch.

The Second recipe is a Bread omelet. Bread omelet is perhaps an old fashioned way of making an omelet that is quite delicious and easy to make. It involves soaking bread crumbs in milk that you are going to mix with the eggs.

Zuchinni Frittata

Zucchini Frittata


Ingredients

4 Tbsp of olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

1 pound zucchini, sliced thinly into rounds

8 eggs

3 Tbsp whipping cream or water

½ tsp each of oregano leaves, and salt and a dash of pepper

3 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese

½ cup sliced green onion

2 ¼ ounce sliced ripe olives, drained.


Direction

In a large skillet heat the olive oil.

Add the zucchini and garlic and cook until the zucchini is crisp and tender.

Remove from heat.

In a bowl beat the eggs lightly and add oregano, salt, pepper, cheese, onions, olives, and zucchini mixture.

Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil to the pan and heat over medium heat.

When the oil is hot, pour in the egg mixture and cook without stirring.

When the eggs begins to set, lift edges with a spatula and tilt the pan to allow the uncooked eggs to flow underneath.

Continue to cook until all the eggs are set softly and the top still looks moist and creamy.

Remove from heat and place in a preheated broiler about 6 inches from heat for about 2 to 3 minutes until the top of eggs are set.

Cut into wedges to serve. Makes about 4 to 6 servings.

How to Prepare Frittata

Bread Omelet

Bread Omlet

Here is a delicious quick old fashioned omelet, I found in an old Mennonite cook book

Ingredients

3 eggs separated

1 ½ cup milk

1 cup dry bread crumbs

2 Tbsp butter

1/8 tsp pepper

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp cornstarch


Direction

Soak the bread crumbs in the milk for 10 minutes.

Add beaten egg yolks, seasoning, baking powder, and cornstarch.

Fold in the stiffly beaten egg white.

Melt butter in a heavy skillet and add the egg mixture.

Turn the heat down a little bit.

As the omelet is cooking lift with a spatula to allow the uncooked part to run to edges and brown.

When omelet is all brown underneath then fold in half and place on a warm platter and serve.

Serves 4 to 6

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Loren's Gem 6 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

Your frittata almost looks like the Turkish version of Menemen. Great choices for breakfast! Thanks for sharing. :-)


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lelanew55 6 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping buy Loren's Gem. I am going to read you hub on Menemen. It sounds exciting. I will try to make it too. I love trying out recipes from all over the world.


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brandasaur 4 years ago from Planet X

Ive seen this dish in a cooking TV show once, too bad we dont have Zucchinis here. Any suggestion for its alternative?


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lelanew55 4 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by. I can;t think of anything as easy as zucchini to cook with. but if you have egg plant available you can try it. but you will have to cook the egg plant first before you add it to the rest of the ingredients. I suggest you saute it or bake it. OK?


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great recipes makes me want to try this one nearly winter now so got to make extra special meals I like this one

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