Asparagus Frittata

"A recipe for springtime from the San Francisco Chronicle."
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F Bring a large skillet of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook asparagus in boiling water until just tender.
  • Drain and plunge in ice water to stop cooking immediately. When cool, cut asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.
  • Melt butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, beat eggs and blend with cheese, asparagus and salt.
  • When butter is melted, reduce heat to medium-low and add eggs to skillet.
  • Cook until bottom is set, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top is set. Or broil for a brown top.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. bluesladi61
    I changed out the cheddar cheese and replaced it with 4tbspn of ricotta whole milk cheese, blended gently with a fork and right before serving placed under broiler ( making sure pan handle is oven) until litely browned. Major differnce on taste - that is the Italian method.
  2. Bobtail
    Just had this for a light supper and it was delicious! Love the little snap of the asparagus in this. Great easy recipe! Thanks cookiedog!
  3. justcallmetoni
    A perfect centerpiece for a lazy Sunday brunch. I was tempted to add sun-dried tomatoes but held off, and glad I did. As presented, the asparagus really shine through and are well complemented by the cheese, in my case a mix of soy gouda and soy mozzarella. I made a slightly lighter version by replacing 2 of the eggs with 4 egg whites and all the butter with a single tablespoon of fancy extra extra virgin olive oil. (Thank heavens for a good non-stick skillet.) Served with a mixed green and strawberry salad and a roasted tomato sauce on the side. Thanks!
  4. Chef-Boy-I-Be Illin
    Wonderful main dish method of preparing asparagus! I add freshly grated parmigiana reggiano and torn basil leaves to mine. Spectacular frittata!
  5. Meredith D.
    Nice lunch recipe!! I was cleaning out the fridge and used jalapeno jack cheese-- this was a mistake as the taste kind of overwhelmed the asparagus! Next time I will try less cheese and something more appropriate. By the way, I don't have an ovenproof skillet; so I warmed a metal 8x8 pan in the oven, melted the butter in it and poured in the eggs. 20 minutes at 400 degrees and it was perfect.


  1. Kharmakaye
    We are breakfast people & love eggs & asparagus but we also love spicy flavors so added fresh chopped jalapenos. Just the 2 of us so halved the recipe, added milk to egg mixture, worked out great! Thanks for the recipe!



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