June 14, 2013

Brunch Recipe | Courgette and gorgonzola frittata

Whether it's cooking up something hearty to nurse a hangover or taking the time to experiment with a new recipe, brunch on a Saturday is my favourite meal of the week.  I usually get a big pot of coffee on (King's Blend is my number one choice) throw on some music, (if I'm not beaten by the boys to baseball on the TV) and pull out the eggs.  Brunch for me always has to involve eggs, unless I'm really hungover and in which case it's a trip down to Maccy D's for a Big Mac, Fries and a DC (Diet Coke) What? ... we all have our own guilty pleasures!

Last weekend I rustled up this number using some of the courgettes (zucchini) we got from the Farmers' Market.  Check out the recipe below and try it this weekend, you'll not be sad if you do and it's better than hopping for burger, pop and chips down the old Ronald McDonald's.

Serves 2 (generously)

What you'll need:

- 1 Medium sized courgette | Thinly sliced

- 4 Eggs

- 2 Spring onions | Finely sliced

- 1 Handful of gorgonzola cheese | Crumbled

- 2 Handfuls of cheddar cheese | Grated (I hold my hands up, I did use the pre-grated stuff, not my usual preference but that's what was leftover in the fridge from BBQ baked potatoes)

- Salt and pepper for seasoning

- Knob of butter for frying.

How it's done:

Melt the butter in a large frying pan on a medium heat and add the courgette.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cook for a few mins on both sides until slightly browned but not too soft.

Meanwhile whisk the eggs then add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Once the courgettes are cooked add the egg mixture ensuring the gorgonzola is evenly spread around (almost like when you add it to a pizza)

Cook on a medium heat until you can run a spatula cleanly around the edge of the frittata.

Put the grill (broiler) on a high heat

Place under the grill and cook until all the egg has set and the cheese starts to bubble and brown.

Cut into wedges and serve.

You can pretty much eat it with anything... a crisp green salad with tomatoes, some crusty bread and butter or a stack of potato wedges.  We did the simple thing and ate it on it's own.

You wanna know the best part?  Watching the gorgonzola ooze out.  Yum!

Happy Friday!

This post was also aimed to work on photography skills in preparation for the photography styling challenge.  If you don't know about it already you should check it out here.  The first 'proper' post is going up at the beginning of July.  I'm still wondering what I've let myself in for ;)


  1. Someone has been practicing indeed! These photos look GREAT!! ~M.

    1. I'm trying :) Not long now though!!! Eeeeeeek

    2. I'm excited to see the photos in a couple weeks! Shooting my subject this weekend. Fingers crossed! ~M.

  2. LOVE this post - your photos are excellent, very well done.
    Also this recipe sounds fantastic (I did smile at the zucchini and broiler references (but I'm allowed to as I say Frites now instead of chips!)).
    Definitely going to try cooking it - unfortunately Cheddar Cheese is very hard to come by over here (sobs), what would you suggest as an alternative? xx

    1. Hey Millie!
      Hahaha yeah I always try to ref both UK | US speak that everyone knows what I'm talking about :) Instead of cheddar you could use Gruyere. I would normally use that for something like this but since we had cheddar in I didn't want to waste it. Honestly, it is so quick and easy to make you should try it :) xXx


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