Frittatas are really just fancy omelets, however your friends do not know this and will be very impressed when you whip up this dish. On top of being easy to make, frittatas are a great way to get rid of random vegetables and cheese you have lying around in the fridge. Here is a basic squash and goat cheese recipe:
1 medium sized Zucchini
1 Yellow Squash
3 Tablespoons goat cheese
Slice and saute the zucchini, yellow squash and onion in olive oil or butter until soft. Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Once vegetables are soft, take them off the heat and let cool before combining with the eggs, otherwise they will begin to cook the eggs in the bowl. Once cooled, combine eggs, veggies, cheese and whatever seasoning strikes your fancy(salt, pepper, herbs de Provence, rosemary etc.)
Wipe out the pan you used for sauteing and re-grease (doesn't that sound appetizing?) pour in egg mixture and cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes, or until the frittata is set. Remember to run a knife or spatula around the edge of the pan so that it doesn't burn. After the eggs look cooked through, put the pan in the broiler for a few minutes so the top of the frittata gets a lovely golden brown look. If the pan you were using has a rubber handle however, transfer to another pan, or else you will end up with a delicious looking frittata and a melted, ruined pan.