Potato and Zucchini Frittata

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 small russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

4 large eggs

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 small zucchini (about 6 ounces), grated and squeezed dry in clean kitchen towel

1/2 cup queso fresco (2 ounces)

2 strips cooked crumbled turkey bacon, optional


  1. Bring the potatoes with enough cold water to cover to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook, over medium-high heat, until the potatoes are tender, 6 to 8 minutes; drain and pat dry.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, egg whites, cilantro, salt, and hot sauce in a large bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven broiler to medium-high.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium (10-inch) ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 2 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until tender, about 6 minutes more. Add the cooked potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes begin to brown slightly, about 4 minutes more.
  5. Evenly pour the egg mixture over the vegetable mixture. Cook, over medium heat, tilting the pan and lifting the edges with a rubber spatula to let the uncooked egg flow underneath. Sprinkle with the cheese and the bacon, if using. Broil, 5 to 7 inches from the heat, until the eggs puff and are just set and the cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove carefully to a plate, or serve in wedges directly from the skillet.