Mary Lou Henry's Recipes of the Month: April

Mary Lou Henry’s Recipes of the Month

With Easter just around the corner, you may be planning to do an Easter Brunch or Luncheon; I have chosen two recipes to share with you this month that you may want to try.

Italian Garden Frittata

  • 6 egg whites
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, eggs, 1/4 cup Romano cheese, oregano, salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, sauté zucchini and onions in oil for 2 minutes. Add egg mixture; cover and place in pre-heated oven cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until eggs are nearly set.
  4. Uncover; top with tomato slices and remaining cheese. Turn oven to broil. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Yield: 4 servings.

Strawberry Shortcake

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • whipped cream
  • 1-1/2 quarts fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Spread in a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire cooling rack.
  3. Cut into nine servings. Split each serving horizontally and fill with whipped cream and strawberries. Replace top of cake; garnish with more berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Yield: 9 servings.

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Thank You,
Mary Lou Henry