Asparagus frittata recipe. Enjoy fresh Spring asparagus in this quick and easy dish

Easy and delicious fritattas

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Spring is the time to enjoy seasonal fresh asparagus. Nothing beats a freshly picked stalk of asparagus, and this easy frittata recipe highlights delicious asparagus in a meal that you can get on the table in 20 minutes.

If you've never made a frittata before, you'll soon be a convert. These flat Italian inspired omelets are delicious and so quick and easy to prepare; and they are versatile enough that you can really get creative and always end up with something that's going to taste great.

This meal goes wonderfully with a simple mixed green salad and some good crusty bread.

Honest, pure, fast and delicious; enjoy a frittata for a great light dinner!

Asparagus Frittata

1/2 lb of asparagus

8 eggs

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus a bit more

1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 tsp salt

Chop the woody ends off the base of the asparagus and blanch in boiling salted water for 2-4 minutes. Thicker spears will take longer. You are looking for tender asparagus but not sad wilted looking stuff. Chop up into pieces a little bit smaller than an inch

Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl and add all the ingredients.

Pre-heat your broiler and heat a good heavy oven safe skillet or fry pan over medium.

Add a couple Tbls of olive oil or butter to the pan, and when hot, add the egg mixture in. Stir it a bit as it begins to set, and then let cook for a minute, until the bottom has completely set. Sprinkle on a bit more freshly grated parmesan over the top.

Transfer the frittata to the oven and finish under the broiler. The length of time required depends on how big your fry pan is. A wide fry pan will mean a thin frittata and a quick cooking time. Check it after a few minutes, and continue cooking until an inserted fork comes out clean.

Serve in wedges with a mixed salad and some great crusty bread.

A little glass of wine might not hurt either!

This frittata is also good cold and makes a great picnic dish as well

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