Squash Blossom Frittata

Tortilla de Flor de Calabaza

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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Veracruzans are very fond of omelets made with blossoms such as izote (yucca flowers) or gasparitos (the brilliant red flowers of the graceful colorín tree). Unfortunately, these are scarce or nonexistent in the United States — unlike squash blossoms, which appear in happy abundance in farmers’ markets every summer. (Mexicans can get them the year round.) This is a lovely breakfast omelet, also perfect for a light lunch.

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