asparagus frittata

May 3, 2012

I can rap every single line of Gangsters Paradise.
I can probably beat you in a mean game of Balderdash. 
I can bear my naked legs with a dress proudly even though my paleness startles young children. 
I can nearly snuggle my cocker's face right off. 
I can fully recite "The New Colossus" on demand.
I can make a frittata and eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Yes, I can certainly do that.

Perfect for anytime, this is such a fun dish to make and I think it's just about the most gorgeous thing I've ever laid eyes on.  For my frittata, I used thinly sliced onion and fresh asparagus, farm-fresh eggs and a non-dairy cheddar cheese on top.  I was so pleased with the results, I'm already planning the farmers' market veggie to feature on my next go'round.

And may I not-so-subtly suggest to you that this is a great mother's day brunch idea...wink. wink?  You're welcome.  No bigs. 

Asparagus Frittata 

gluten-free, dairy-free

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon course ground pepper
1/2 pound asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded Daiya Shredded Cheddar (or regular shredded cheddar)
fresh green onion, chopped
  1. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add onions and salt and cook until onions are softened, about 3 minutes. 
  3. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the asparagus is slightly tender, 6 to 8 minutes. 
  4. Pour eggs over the top and cook until almost set but still runny on top, about 2 minutes. While cooking, pre-heat oven broiler.
  5. Sprinkle cheddar over the top and put it under the broiler until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. 
  6. Cut frittata into wedges and serve.


Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

That looks amazing! I could definitely eat this all day!

Leah // Freutcake said...

Yum Jess! This looks fluffy, cheesy and delicious. Can you come make me breakfast please? My stomach is officially growling.

Your Southern Peach said...

I'm pinning this now for the very near future!!

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