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Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Persian پارسی, Food, Recipes, Kotlet کتلت - Kuku کوکو- Kufteh کوفته | 0 comments

Kookoo-e Kadoo (Zucchini Frittata)

Kookoo-e Kadoo (Zucchini Frittata)

How’s that for a name?!  It sure makes it hard to keep a straight face and remain culturally sensitive. I have my fun with it.

Modern Persian Women

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Kookoo or Kuku refers to simple Frittata-like dishes of finely chopped vegetables with a bit of herbs, spices, a couple of eggs and no cheese. Traditionally it is cooked in a skillet on low heat, but it can also be baked in the oven, good news for busy Westerners and modern Persians.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 sml. zucchini, grated (~4 cups)
  • 1 med onion, finely chopped
  • 1 med garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 Lrg Eggs
  • 4 Tbs flour (regular or rice)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt and a dash of pepper.
  • oil

Optional Fixins:

  • 1 tsp dried herbs (parsley or mint, …)

Time~     Prep: 20 min       Cook/Bake : 30-40 min

Instructions:

  1. Stir fry the zucchini in a frying pan on medium heat for the juice to evaporate (~ 5 min).
  2. In a  mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the eggs and oil. Mix well so that there is no flour lumps left.
  3. Add eggs, mix again.
  4. Heat oil in a med. pan and pour in the mix and cook uncovered on low heat.
  5. Once the edges are fully brown and slightly crisp (~ 15 min ) slide onto a plate. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn the kookoo upside down and back into the same fry pan to cook the other side (~ 5-10 minutes).

Baking instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pour the mixture in a greased oven-proof dish and bake for 30-40 min or until it sets and the edges turn brown.

Tips:
Serve with yogurt and bread as a side dish.

now enjoy!

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