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Summer Vegetable and Sausage Frittatas

Summer Vegetable and Sausage Frittatas
The Italian egg dish known as a frittata can be made with a variety of seasonal ingredients. Our summertime version includes zucchini, red bell pepper and fresh herbs, along with sausage and two kinds of cheeses. It makes a hearty main course for a weekend brunch.

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 breakfast sausages, cut diagonally into
     1⁄4-inch slices
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1⁄2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1⁄4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 Tbs. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
     cheese
  • 1⁄3 cup crumbled goat cheese (chèvre)

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 400°F. Butter 2 oval gratin dishes.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until blended. Whisk in the cream and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the sausages, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, parsley, basil, the 1⁄4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and the goat cheese. Divide the egg mixture between the prepared dishes and top each with 1 Tbs. Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Bake until the frittatas are puffed and golden and a knife inserted into the center comes out almost clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Serves 4.
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