Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata

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Recipe by NZEggs Course: LunchCuisine: VegetarianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Who can resist the fantastic taste of spring and fresh asparagus. Boiling the spears quickly in water first gives you a head start in this recipe, but be careful not to overcook them as they will finish cooking in the mixture.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

  • 4 rashers of bacon, chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh Asparagus

  • 1 cup freshly chopped mixed herbs (eg parsley, basil)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat grill to 180C.
  • Fry off the chopped bacon in a medium sized pan, on medium heat.
  • Meanwhile in a pot, quickly cook the asparagus in boiling water for 3 minutes then cool immediately under cold running water – or even better, place it into iced water in a bowl. This process helps to retain the bright green colour.
  • Gently beat the eggs in a bowl and add half the cheese and herbs. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour the mix into the heated pan.
  • Cook on a low heat for 5-6 minutes gently moving the egg mix around the pan so the egg mix settles and starts to cook evenly and firm up.
  • Lay the asparagus spears on top. Sprinkle over remaining cheese then place the pan under a pre heated grill and cook the frittata for 3-5 minutes or until set and golden.
  • Serve hot or cold with salad, sauces or relish. Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

  • TIPS: We peeled the asparagus before cooking, which gives it a much brighter colour.
  • The edges will crisp up a little during cooking in the pan which gives a nice firm edge to the frittata.
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