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Quick and Tasty Egg Zucchini Saute

Quick and Tasty Egg Zucchini Saute – In the fall months, all types of squash are plentiful.

I scored a beautiful bunch of organic zucchini at an Amish farm, so I decided to make one of my mom’s favorite brunch dishes. Variations of this dish with sauteed potatoes and zucchini (with onions sometimes) were served often in her Italian household.

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INGREDIENTS Quick and Tasty Egg Zucchini Saute

1 large or 2 small zucchini, halved then sliced

splash of olive oil (about 1 1/2 tb)

pinch of pink salt

a pinch of freshly ground mixed peppercorns

3 farm fresh eggs

6-8 leave fresh basil, sliced with kitchen shears


Heat saute pan to medium high

Add olive oil, let heat for a moment

Add zucchini

add a little of the salt and pepper

Let zucchini sit for 3-4 minutes before stirring so they get a little color

whip eggs in with a small pinch of pink salt

Pour eggs over zucchini, let set for a minute or so

Use a fork to fluff the eggs gently, don’t overcook or they will be tough

Turn out onto a plate

Garnish with the fresh basil


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