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Savour the Seasons with a Scrumptious Squash Frittata

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As we dance through the changing tapestry of seasons, embracing the bountiful harvest, one culinary delight that captures the essence of autumn is the Squash Frittata. This versatile dish is a canvas painted with vibrant hues and rich flavours of various squash varieties. Join me on a culinary journey as we create a masterpiece that not only tantalises the taste buds but also pays homage to the history and diversity of this humble yet exquisite vegetable.

Historical Context

Squash has been a staple in various cuisines throughout history, with its origins traced back to the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The word “squash” derives from the Native American Narragansett language. These nutrient-packed vegetables were cultivated by Native Americans long before the arrival of European settlers, and their culinary significance has only grown over the centuries.

Ingredients:

2 cups diced mixed squash (butternut, acorn, or your preferred variety)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, diced
6 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Gruyere)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary) for garnish

Utensils

Oven-safe skillet
Mixing bowl
Whisk
Cutting board
Knife
Spatula

The Process

  1. Prep Time: 15 minutes
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Dice the squash, chop the onion, and dice the bell pepper.
  4. Cook Time: 25 minutes
  5. In the oven-safe skillet, sauté the onion and bell pepper until softened.
  6. Add the diced squash and cook until slightly caramelised.
  7. Total Time: 40 minutes
  8. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  9. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the sautéed vegetables in the skillet.
  10. Servings: 4
  11. Yield: 1 delicious Squash Frittata
  12. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the frittata is set and slightly golden on top.
  13. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the frittata and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  14. Garnish with fresh herbs and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Conclusion

As you slice into the Squash Frittata, the aroma of roasted squash and savoury eggs will transport you to a culinary haven where tradition and innovation dance together. This dish not only celebrates the fall harvest but also invites you to experiment with various squash varieties, ensuring each bite is a symphony of flavours. So, fire up your oven and embark on a culinary adventure that is as delightful to prepare as it is to savour.

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prep time
15 minutes
cooking time
25 minutes
servings
4
total time
40 minutes

Equipment

  • Oven-safe skillet

  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk

  • Cutting board

  • Knife

  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced mixed squash (butternut, acorn, or your preferred variety)

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Gruyere)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary) for garnish

Instructions

1
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Dice the squash, chop the onion, and dice the bell pepper. In the oven-safe skillet, sauté the onion and bell pepper until softened. Add the diced squash and cook until slightly caramelised.
2
In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the sautéed vegetables in the skillet. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the frittata is set and slightly golden on top.
3
Sprinkle shredded cheese over the frittata and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with fresh herbs and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

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