Another in the eggs for dinner series. Here's seasonal frittata using mildly spicy Poblano chiles and the last of the summer squash. This one is particularly great for make-ahead or picnic or party food. Just cut into smaller squares for finger food.
It's also great for brunch. The mildly spiced chiles are a nice match for iced teas and agua frescas. As with other frittatas, don't wait until you have eight people to feed to make this. It keeps for 3-4 days refrigerated and the leftovers are good cold or warm and are easy to brown bag for lunch or breakfast.
Frittata with Roasted Green Chiles, Summer Squash and Potatoes
3 Poblano chiles, roasted whole on the stovetop or under the broiler until charred and wrinkled on all sides
3 medium waxy potatoes, boiled whole in salted water for about 15 minutes or until tender
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
3 green onions, white and green parts, sliced thinly on the diagonal
1 dozen eggs, lightly beaten
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 pound crumbled queso fresco or feta
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Once the chilies are cool, peel, seed and cut them into thin one-inch long strips. Set aside. Slip the skins off the potatoes and slice them thinly with a thin, sharp knife. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Heat the butter or olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, about five minutes. Add the zucchini, green onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until soft, about eight minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
After the vegetables cool, put them in a large bowl with the beaten eggs, potatoes, chiles, parsley, cheese and salt and pepper.
Pour the mixture into a lightly oiled three-quart baking dish, and bake for 25-30 minutes until the eggs are firm.