Zucchini & Okra Frittata

The okra has started producing. I am especially happy about that this year; for a while I thought I would have no okra crop. Why? Well, I planted the okra in two places in the garden and they started coming up very nicely. That was before I left on vacation in June. When I came home, my daughter, who diligently took care of the garden, was also very diligent in pulling weeds. A little too diligent… no more okra. ūüė¶

I was heart-broken. I had never seen okra plants at a garden center; I have always grown it from seed. But to my surprise, a few weeks later, when I was looking for plants to fill in some holes left by my early crops, I found 4 okra seedlings! They looked sickly, but they were okra! So, I bought them, planted them and although they are not the strongest plants I have grown, they are doing OK and starting to bear fruit. So, I have my okra, and I am happy. ¬†Now to combine them with zucchini, jalape√Īo, and some red onion for a delicious frittata.


I am also happy because Cam finally wanted to help cook again! ¬†He wanted to be responsible for the eggs, so his cooking adventures continue…


The outcome…a beautiful fluffy frittata.


Zucchini and Okra Frittata

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/4 to 1/2 lb okra, sliced (from the garden)

1 jalape√Īo, halved lengthwise, cored, seeded and thinly sliced (from the garden)

1/2 small red onion, sliced

1 medium zucchini, sliced

Kosher salt

8 eggs (from Farmer Kim)


In a cast iron or nonstick 12 inch skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. ¬†Cook okra, jalape√Īo and onion until tender, about 5 minutes.


Heat Broiler.

Add zucchini to the skillet and cook until tender Рbetween 5 and 7 minutes.  Season with salt.

In a bowl, whisk the eggs, adding 1/2 tsp salt.  Pour into the skillet with the vegetables.


Cook until the sides are beginning to set, about 3 minutes or so.20130909-093541.jpg

Place the skillet in the oven and broil until the frittata is just cooked through and the stop starts to turn golden brown., about 2 to 3 minutes.  Do not overcook.


Remove from oven and serve.  Enjoy!


Serves 4.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. djdfr says:

    Can’t remember when I last had okra. It is not common here and the climate is not warm enough to grow it.

    1. It was a great surprise when I figured out I could grow it here, I think we are in the very northern end of the range.

  2. Oh, what luck! I needed to use okra tonight, and found this recipe…which uses zucchini and jalapeno, two other things I need to use from the garden. Getting everything together to make it right now!

    1. Super! I am glad it was useful.

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