Freely interpreted from the Still Life With Menu Cookbook by Mollie Katzen, Heather makes this often in the summer when she has lots of squash!
12 corn tortillas
1 medium hot pepper, minced, to taste!
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 moon slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh herbs: minced cilantro and/or basil and/or oregano
2 tsp oil
salt & pepper
3 cups grated cheese (cheddar or jack or chopped up cheese curds)
2 c buttermilk
Butter a 2 quart baking dish and preheat oven to 350. Saute vegetables in oil until just tender and releasing some juices. Combine with herbs and season with salt and pepper.
Whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Layer 6 tortillas in baking dish, top with vegetables and 1/2 of cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, pierce all over with a knife. Pour the milk and eggs mixture over it. Bake uncovered 20 minutes, add remaining cheese and bake 15 minutes more. Delicious warm or at room temperature. Excellent with some homemade Pico de Gallo salsa!