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Sweet Corn Frittata with Avocado and Herbs

Sweet Corn Frittata with Avocado and Herbs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 fat scallions or 3 small ones, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 ripe California Avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • Lime juice, for sprinkling
  • Fresh herbs, for sprinkling (parsley, dill and chives used here)


  1. Preheat broiler on high, and place an oven rack on the top 1/3 position.
  2. Warm butter in a 10" non-stick skillet over medium heat, then add scallions and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in the corn, a pinch of salt, and several turns of black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender (about 2 minutes more).
  3. While the corn is cooking, crack eggs in a medium bowl. Add milk, cheese, a couple pinches of salt (to tastand several turns of black pepper. Using a fork, lightly whisk to combine.
  4. Once the corn is done cooking, check the fat level in the pan. If it seems dry, add a little olive oil. Add egg-cheese mixture to the skillet, stirring to combine. Continue to scramble the eggs for 2 minutes, then let cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Take the skillet off the heat, then run a spatula around the edge of the frittata (it should be somewhat firm). Drizzle a little olive oil around the edge to keep it from sticking. Place the skillet underneath the broiler and cook until the top of the frittata is golden brown (about 1 to 2 minutes). Timing can vary based on your broiler, so watch this step closely. You can keep the frittata in the skillet if you plan on serving immediately. If not, transfer to a cutting board or serving plate.
  5. To serve, top warm frittata with slices of ripe avocado seasoned with lime juice and salt. Finish with a healthy sprinkling of fresh herbs, a drizzle of olive oil, and a few turns of black pepper. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.