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Spicy Kuku Sabzi

Spicy Kuku Sabzi

This herb filled egg dish is like a frittata, loaded with vitamins and flavor, easy to make ahead and freezer friendly. 

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  • 6-8Servings


  • 9-10 cups lightly packed herbs (parsley, cilantro, dill, and basil are my favorites)
  • 1 cup finely minced chives or scallion greens
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 7-8 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Working in 2 batches, pulse the herbs until finely chopped but not wet and mushy, 15-20 pulses (or chop by hand); transfer to a bowl, add the chives, and set aside. 

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until tender and very lightly golden, 9 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute; transfer the onion mixture to a plate to cool. 

3. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Whisk the eggs, salt, cayenne, baking powder, and pepper in a large bowl, then stir in the herbs until incorporated into a thick mixture. 

4. Heat the remaining 4 tablespoons oil over medium heat, then pour in the egg mixture and cook, covered, until kuku is set but the center is still slightly soft, 8 to 9 minutes.

5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the center is set, 2 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove the skillet from the oven, cool slightly, then tilt the skillet to move the kuku to a serving platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.