Spring Asparagus Frittata Recipe

This dish serves well for breakfast, lunch or supper, and is especially nice with morels. Add some bacon or sausage for extra protein and flavor.

Fresh Spring Recipes from the Garden

Spring Asparagus Frittata Recipe

Yields 6 servings.

5 new potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or 5 medium-sized morels, sliced
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
7 to 8 asparagus spears, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
10 eggs
1  1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup minced chives, plus extra for garnish
Sour cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 500 F.

In medium bowl, toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes; check for browning. Reduce oven temperature to 450 and bake for additional 10 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Leave oven on. 

In 12-inch skillet, sauté asparagus in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

In large bowl, whisk eggs, some salt and pepper, 1 cup cheese and chives.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; add potatoes and asparagus. Pour in egg mixture. Cook for 2 minutes while lifting edges with spatula to allow eggs to flow underneath. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for additional 6 to 8 minutes undisturbed, making sure bottom does not burn. Remove from heat.

Place skillet in oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until eggs are set. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese, then bake a few minutes longer, until cheese is melted.

Carefully loosen frittata with spatula and turn out onto serving plate. Garnish with sprinkling of chives and serve with sour cream.

Published on Feb 12, 2014

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