Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Nice breakfast or brunch treat. If you substitute table salt for the kosher salt, make sure to decrease the amount.
- 1 1⁄4 cups egg substitute or 5 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons skim milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 ounces medium asparagus spears, woody stems trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 8)
- 4 slices Canadian bacon, coarsely chopped (about 2 ounces)
- Position an oven rack in the upper part of the oven and preheat the broiler.
- Whisk the eggs, 3 tablespoons of the cheese, the milk, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to taste together in a bowl.
- Heat the olive oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add the asparagus and Canadian bacon, and cook until the asparagus is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, pour the egg mixture into the skillet, stirring gently to distribute the fillings evenly.
- Cover, and cook until the bottom sets, but does not get too brown, about 9 minutes.
- Remove the cover, scatter the remaining 1 tablespoon of cheese over the surface.
- Run the frittata under the broiler until the top sets and browns slightly, about 1 minute.
- Set aside for about 5 minutes before unmolding.
- Slip the frittata out of the pan onto a cutting board, cut into wedges.
- Serve warm or room temperature.
Really yummy! I reduced the salt. It was wonderful. I also used some romano and asiago cheeses with this in addition to the parmesan. Made for ZWT4 Family Picks for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
We very much enjoyed this frittata tonight as a light summer dinner using fresh asparagus. Regarding the amount of salt - I completely skipped it and thought it was great without. I especially liked the method used for making this frittata - it turned out perfectly done on top and bottom without being overdone. I used parm cheese in the egg mixture and fresh asiago cheese on the top. Made for ZWT4.
I agree about using less salt since the bacon and the asiago cheese I used were salty already.