Chef Cathie Albrecht
3hree Café, Springfield, MA
- 6-8 squash blossoms
- 3 small zucchini, cut into ¼ inch slices
- 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- ¼ tsp garlic
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 2 cups whole milk (or half & half)
- 8 eggs
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp garlic, minced
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Goat cheese (1 small container)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking dish and set aside. Rinse the squash blossoms and place on paper towel to drain.
In a sauté pan, add butter, and cook the zucchini, onions, and garlic until just tender. Add the squash blossoms and cook 30 seconds more.
Arrange zucchini, onions and squash blossoms in the greased baking dish (reserve some blossoms for the garnish).
In a large bowl combine the Bisquick, milk, eggs, salt and pepper, and whisk thoroughly. Add half the goat cheese, crumbling it into small pieces. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables, placing the reserved blossoms on top. Add the remaining goat cheese to the top. Bake for 50 minutes.
Recommended wine/beer for Baked Frittata with Zucchini, Squash Blossoms and Goat Cheese:
Ca Rugate Soave Monte Fiorentine [Veneto,Italy]
From Michael Quinlan of Table & Vine:
So many chefs have begun growing their own produce, and Chef Cathie Albrecht has done exactly that ﾖ and gone the extra step of supplying her own hen eggs. That is so cool. I love frittata with a salad for dinner, and there are so many options for wine - because eggs are a great dish with wine! Also the inclusion of squash blossoms ﾖ the ultimate edible flower - is fun and unique!
Our wine is a gorgeous white wine from Italy, just west of Venice in the town of Soave. The Tessari family has made wine in Soave for about 100 years, but it wasnﾒt until the 1970ﾒs that they became very serious about quality. Since then they have become a constant source of excellent white wines. This is their single vineyard Soave made 100% from the Garganega grape, the better of two grapes grown here. It is rich and taut, with excellent fruit and the kind of intensity you only get from great Italian whites.