Cafe of Love’s Zucchini Strata

Zucchini OptimizedIf you love a frittata or a savory tart, you’re going to love this dish. Eggs, cheese, fresh zucchini and tomatoes. What could beat that?

Café of Love Zucchini Strata

  • 6-8 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chiffonade
  • 4 cups cubed day-old (stale) bread
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add the ricotta and beat until smooth. Mix in the grated Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, salt and pepper.\

Prepare the vegetables and bread. Chop tomatoes, squeezing out excess moisture. Add the tomatoes, basil, and zucchini to the egg mixture. Moisten bread cubes with a little water then squeeze out excess moisture. Mix the bread cubes into the egg mixture.

Coat the bottom and sides of a 9×13 baking dish generously with olive oil. Pour the egg vegetable mixture into the baking pan, shaking pan to distribute evenly. Place in the middle rack of oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden and lightly puffed. The Remove from oven and let cool on rack for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

Makes 6-8 portions.