Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mini Zucchini and Feta Frittatas


I bought a mini muffin pan back in November and have been in love with it ever since, experimenting with different recipes every chance I get ... mini pancetta cornbreads, mini phyllo cups, mini cupcakes and these mini zucchini and feta frittatas. They're extremely simple to make, insanely versatile and the perfect portion size to hold guests over before a friendly dinner party. Added bonus: they are just as good at room temperature so you can make them a little ahead of time.



Mini Zucchini and Feta Frittatas
Makes 36


1 large zucchini, diced
3 scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
5 eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the oil and butter in a skillet and stir in the scallions and zucchini and cook until slightly softened. Add the garlic and cook for a minute longer. Set aside to cool.

Brush the mini muffin pan with olive oil. Cut small rounds of parchment paper and place into the base of each muffin slot.

Stir the feta into the zucchini mixture and season lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place a portion of the zucchini/feta mixture into each muffin hole. Whisk the eggs and cream together, season with salt and pepper and pour the egg mixture into each hole about 3/4 full.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden. Allow the mini frittatas to sit in the muffin tin for a few minutes then take a knife and gently ease each frittata out (remember to remove the parchment from the bottom!). Serve warm or at room temperature.



6 comments:

Giff said...

clever!

Peter G said...

Cute and great for a party! Happy 2009!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

great party food, they look so moreish - it's easy not to stop at two or four...

XRONIA POLLA!

Hopie said...

Those look fun and delicious! Happy New Year!

Peter M said...

Xponia Polla Maria...hope you're all rested after a busy holiday season.

I made little apps. similar to these but from a Paula Dean recipe!

Chef E said...

Thought I left a comment on these it is so beautiful like a flower the way you have it arranged!

I love mini quiche and these sound yummy!