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Springtime Asparagus Frittata

Updated on April 3, 2016

Would You Serve Asparagus Fritatta for Brunch?

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Where did the Fritatta Come From?

Fritattas are often compared to Omelettes and some believe they are inherently Italian. My curiosity and love of food often leads me on a quest of the origin of a particular dish. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the frittata crosses geographic and cultural lines and has been a resourceful use of readily available and often leftover foods for centuries!

Versions of the fritatta are found to have been prepared in Mesopotamia , Persia, to Spain, then Northern Africa, Italy and at the same time North to France and England. It seems a good cook's skills of resourcefulness have no cultural boundaries!

My Springtime Frittata is a easy recipe to prepare. The recipe is simple and easy to follow. All of the ingredients are easily found in your local supermarket or in your own pantry. When asparagus is in season in the spring, not only is it readily available in your produce market, but the prices are quite reasonable. When asparagus isn't in season, you may substitute canned asparagus or you can use the Cheese Frittata Recipe as a base and add partially cooked vegetable or combination of partially cooked vegetables you like.

Springtime Asparagus Frittata

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Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 Cup Your Favorite Cheese, Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Green Onion or Shallot, Chopped
  • 8 Spears Fresh Asparagus
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sweet Onion, Chopped
  • 2/3 Cup Carrot, Grated
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme, Dried
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley, Chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray oven proof dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of shredded cheese with chopped green onions or chopped shallots. Set aside.
  3. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Cook whole asparagus stalks for 3-4 minutes until barely tender. Cool in cold water and pat dry. Cut into 1/4 inch pieces and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add milk, eggs, flour, carrots, onions and remaining cheese to bowl. Add herbs, salt and pepper. Stir well until combined.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and place in hot oven for 40 minutes until golden and puffy. Remove from oven, turn on broiler.
  6. Invert the Frittata onto oven proof serving tray .
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and green onions. Broil for a few minutes until cheese melts and bubbles slightly.
  8. Allow to cool for a few moments before serving.

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Eggs: Fresh, Simple Recipes for Frittatas, Omelets, Scrambles & More

From sunny-side up to frittatas, eggs are the staple of American foods. These simple, no-fuss recipes feature fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors. In the last year at WS stores, this book has sold over 10,000 copies in one channel alone.

Eggs includes over 40 delicious recipes for this multi-purpose ingredient. Also included are tips for buying and storing eggs, filling suggestions for scrambles and more, menu ideas, and step-by-step instructions for cooking. From fluffy omelets with herbs and savory egg and bacon panini to rich and creamy quiches and hearty breakfast burritos, eggs are one of the most respected and versatile ingredients around. They are also one of the healthiest foods you can eat, perfectly proportioned and packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals. These talented kitchen performers not only are the basis for quintessential breakfast and brunch dishes, they are fantastic for a light lunch or even as part of a hearty supper. Filled with luscious photographs and more than forty tempting recipes, the simple yet inspiring dishes found in this book include classic comforts like Toad in the Hole and Deviled Eggs as well as creative new ideas like Eggs Baked in Tomatoes and whimsical Eggs in Prosciutto Nests.

 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/5 th
Calories 293
Calories from Fat144
% Daily Value *
Fat 16 g25%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 16 g32%
Cholesterol 284 mg95%
Sodium 329 mg14%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Easy Frittata Cookbook: 50 Easy and Delicious Frittata Recipes

Easy Frittata Cookbook: 50 Delicious and Easy Frittata Recipes
Easy Frittata Cookbook: 50 Delicious and Easy Frittata Recipes

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So how many ways can you prepare a Frittata?

There are so many ways to make a delicious Frittata and you should try them all! You will learn every style and be amazed at the differences. If Frittatas are not a staple in your home. Try these recipes and they will be!

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The Canadian Frittata

Cream of Frittata

Easy Italian Frittata

Andouille Frittata

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Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side Up Burgers, and More!

Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side Up Burgers, and More!
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Editorial Reviews

“Cozy up to a hearty dinner of...breakfast! All the yummy dishes your family loves in the morning make scrumptious satisfying meals.”—Woman’s World

“Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth take creativity to a new high in Breakfast for Dinner.”—Sun News

“Breakfast for Dinner is a celebration of breakfasts meant for the dinner table.”—Epicurious

“Landis and her husband/co-blogger Hackbarth bring elegance, ethnic variety, and whimsy to breakfast favorites served as dinner... this is a fun, versatile, and beautifully photographed collection.”—Library Journal

“. . . promises some breakfasts worth staying up for.”—New York Journal of Books

“This book is truly about bringing the best of breakfast to the dinner table.”—The Kitchn

“Landis and her husband/co-blogger Hackbarth bring elegance, ethnic variety, and whimsy to breakfast favorites served as dinner...this is a fun, versatile, and beautifully photographed collection.”--Library Journal

“A wake-up call for your dinner menus...Non-intimidating recipes and...killer food photography to boot.”--Washington Post

“Elevate morning staples into hearty, interesting dinner fare.”--Star-Ledger

About the Author

Cookbook author LINDSAY LANDIS and her husband TAYLOR HACKBARTH chronicle their culinary adventures at Love & Olive Oil (Loveandoliveoil.com). They live in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like a great dish for a brunch buffet. I am bookmarking it to add to my recipe files. Asparagus is a favorite of mine.

      Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like a great dish for a brunch buffet. I am bookmarking it to add to my recipe files. Asparagus is a favorite of mine.

      Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. :) ps

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Frittatas make such an easy and delicious meal. Your recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Kathy Andres 4 years ago from Lansing, Michigan

      You are welcomed! I am new to Hubpages. I am trying to figure out SEO right now while having fun writing! I don' t mind making good food to eat while researching and writing. I am working on hubs for JimmytheJock's Travel Challenge!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Tyler, great hub and I think I gained 10 pounds just from reading you hub.

      I will try this.

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      Kathy Andres 4 years ago from Lansing, Michigan

      If you don't have asparagus, use another fresh veggie in season! Broccoli is a good one!

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      caseymel 3 years ago from Indiana

      Yum! And it looks healthy too!

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