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Egg Whites Courgette Frittata

Egg Whites Courgette Frittata is a easy and simple recipe. It is a healthy and balanced savoury cake, perfect for lunch or dinner. This dish also represents a valid alternative to be used as packed lunch to be eaten at the office during the week or on a picnic outdoor during the weekends.

Egg Whites Courgette Frittata

Egg Whites Courgette Frittata

Ingredients for the pastry (for a pan of about 24 cm diameter):

  • 150 g of white flour;
  • 80 g of spelt flour;
  • 20 ml of olive oil;
  • about 130 ml of water;
  • 1 pinch of salt.

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 3 courgettes;
  • 1 shallot;
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • 1 spoon of white wine;
  • 80 g of grated Parmesan Cheese;
  • 200 ml of white eggs;
  • parsley a.r.;
  • salt.

Preparing the Egg Whites Courgette Frittata

Preparing the pastry

In a bowl, put together the flour, the oil and the salt.

Stir the ingredients using a spoon. Add the water, few at time. When the mixture begins to come together, start kneading with your hands.

Knead until a uniform dough is obtained. Cover it with cling film and let it stand for 1 hour.

Preparing the filling

Wash, dry the courgette and slice them. Once finished with the courgette, slice also the shallot.

Into a pan, warm the oil. Add the shallot and the wine: let the shallot sweat and the wine evaporate. Add the courgette, flavour with salt, some parsley and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, beat 100 ml of egg whites using the electric whisk until a firm mass is obtained.

Putting together the frittata

Preheat the oven to 180° C in convection mode.

Line a cake pan with baking paper or grease and flour it.

Take the pastry out of the fridge. Onto a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry out to an even thickness of about 3-4 mm.

Arrange the pastry onto the prepared cake pan.

Spread the surface whit some beaten egg white. Cover with some courgette and some grated Parmesan cheese (keep one spoon aside).

Repeat these steps until the ingredients are finished. Once done, cover the surface with the remaining egg whites (the not beaten ones) and the remaining grated Parmesan cheese.

Fold the edges of the pastry towards the center of the frittata.

Bake the Egg Whites Courgette Frittata

Bake the Egg Whites Courgette Frittata for about 35 minutes or until its top is golden brown.

Take the frittata out of the oven and let it cool.

Egg Whites Courgette Frittata

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