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Vegetable Frittata

Serve with a balsamic reduction
This is the kind of recipe that you can use whatever kind of vegetables you have sitting around waiting to be used. It's a very loose recipe. The amounts are not exact as it depends on what you have and want to get rid of ;-)

Vegetable Frittata

2 carrots, shredded
1 small zucchini, shredded
1 potato, shredded
2 c spinach or chard shredded
1 c tomato, diced
2 green onion or 1 shallot chopped
1/2 c cheese, shredded (Fontina, Gruyere, or White Cheddar)
salt/pepper
fresh herbs (basil, parsley, tarragon, or oregano, dill)
Ancho, Smokey Paprika
Nutmeg
9-10 eggs

Grease a 10 inch pie plate (you can even use a 9"). Combine all the vegetable ingredients in a bowl (I usually just grate the vege right into the bowl). Add herbs, salt/pepper, Ancho, smokey paprika, and nutmeg. Gently stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk 9 of the eggs together. Add the eggs to the vegetables and gently stir.  You might need to add that extra egg at this point. The mixture should look moistened by the eggs with a little extra. Pour into pie plate. Bake at 400 for 45 minutes or until slightly browned, puffy and set. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Grate the ingredients in a bowl
Gently Stir
Whisk the eggs
Combine and place in greased pie dish - BAKE
This is such a flexible recipe. I didn't have zucchini this time around but I had some bok choy so I used that. You can even Feta or goat cheese. I'm sure that mozzarella would work or even a little ricotta. This is a fabulous recipe for when you have all those vegetables at the end of the summer and don't know what to do with them. This time I had some corn on the cob lying around and removed the corn from the cob and threw that in.

I usually use the same bowl and know when almost reached the top, I have enough vegetables. The balsamic reduction also adds a nice flavor. There's no need to buy balsamic reduction. Buy some cheapish balsamic (no good stuff required here) and cook until reduced. You will need to use good ventilation as the smell while it is reducing is quite strong. Let cool and pour into a squeeze bottle - genius!

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