My first experience with a frittata didn’t go so well. At the time I though that I just didn’t like frittatas, but after making this recipe I realized that the first just lacked flavor. This frittata is packed with so many flavors. I definitely won’t be going another five years without making one. Great for any meal. We had ours for dinner, but it would be a lovely breakfast or brunch recipe too.
Salting the zucchini helps release excess water so the frittata doesn’t become watery. I used some center cut bacon because I had that on hand. I like to buy center cut when I do use bacon because it is less fatty. Just that little bit of bacon really added a ton of flavor.
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced
- 4-5 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed
- 1 1/2 lbs. waxy potatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/4 lb. smoked Canadian bacon or ham, diced
- 6 eggs
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 c grated Cheddar
Combine the zucchini and 1 teaspoon salt in a colander and toss well. Set aside to drain for 30 minutes. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat in a large, well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or ovenproof nonstick skillet. Add the potatoes and onion, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook, flipping and stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium-high and continue cooking, tossing occasionally, until the potatoes are are brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon but keep the skillet on the burner. Transfer the zucchini to a clean kitchen towel and pat dry. Add the zucchini and Canadian bacon to the skillet and sauté over medium-high heat, until the zucchini is just tender, about 4 minutes. Remove the zucchini and Canadian bacon with a slotted spoon.
Keep the skillet over the heat. Beat the eggs and pepper to taste in a medium bowl until well blended. Fold in the potatoes, zucchini and Canadian bacon, and cheese. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil to the skillet as needed to lightly coat the bottom. Pour in the egg mixture, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook without stirring until the bottom is set, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the top is set, 5 to 15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes. Place a serving plate on top of the skillet and carefully invert. The frittata should fall out of the pan. Cut into wedges and serve.