Asparagus, Tomato & Fontina Frittata


I am happy to say that it is still asparagus season in Delaware.  So when I was at the farm market today, I bought about 3 lbs!  Get ready for a few asparagus posts – if they turn out well, that is.

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I love asparagus frittatas. This on is a slight riff on Giada De Laurentiis’ Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato & Fontina. I typically am not a fan of tomatoes in eggs, but this was delicious. Even Cam (now 6 years old), who usually will not touch asparagus, declared that it tasted good and ate his whole dinner.

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Oh, and that was the last of the almond challah.  So sad to see it done, but looking forward to making a the next challah.

Asparagus, Tomato & Fontina Frittata

Very slightly adapted from Giada De Laurentiis 

6 large eggs (from Farmer Kim)

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 lb asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces (locally grown)

1 tomato, seeded, diced

Salt

3 ounces Fontina, diced

Directions

Preheat the broiler.

Whisk the eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Set aside.

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Heat the oil and butter in a 9 1/2-inch-diameter nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus and saute until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.

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Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the tomato and a pinch of salt and saute 2 minutes longer.

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Pour the egg mixture over the asparagus mixture and cook for a few minutes until the eggs start to set. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the frittata is almost set but the top is still runny, about 2 minutes.

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Place the skillet under the broiler. Broil until the top is set and golden brown on top, about 5 minutes.

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Let the frittata stand 2 minutes. Loosen the frittata from skillet and slide the frittata onto a plate. Serve and enjoy!

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Serves 4 – 6.

Categories: Asparagus, Breakfast, Kosher, Main Dish, Recipe, Tomatoes, Vegetarian | Tags: | Leave a comment

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Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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