This amazing frittata recipe loaded with fontina cheese, asparagus, and tangy sun dried tomatoes is a brilliant main dish to serve for breakfast or brunch… or lunch, or dinner, or a mid-afternoon snack. Actually, it’s pretty wonderful anytime you serve it.
Rounding out week one of Estate d’Italia (Summer of Italy) on ASP, were serving up a rustic Italian frittata recipe that is both simple and elegant.
A good classic frittata recipe is a wonderful platform for your favorite italian cheese and all your garden-ripe summer veggies. Frittatas are Italy’s answer to Quiche and Omelets. A crustless egg pie, focused on allowing the fillings to shine through.
This combination of seared asparagus and tangy sun dried tomatoes is a fabulous complement to the richness of the eggs and the creamy melty fontina cheese.
You can make this frittata recipe in a regular skillet with a lot of oil to keep the eggs from sticking. However, if you use a good non-stick skillet it should slide right out of the pan, without having to use any extra fat at all.
Start by searing the garlic, asparagus and sun dried tomatoes in a dry non-stick skillet.
Then swirl the pan vigorously while pouring in the egg mixture… like this.
Add the fontina, and pop the skillet in the oven for a few minutes to finish cooking.
Then slide the frittata out of the pan and cut into wedges.
This asparagus and sun dried tomato frittata recipe is best served with a simple green salad (with a tart vinaigrette) and some fresh summer fruit.
It’s a warm fragrant protein-packed meal that we all look forward to devouring, whether we’re at home or abroad.
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Frittata Recipe with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 pound asparagus,
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 2/3 cup shredded fontina cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl. Add the cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then whisk thoroughly. Cut the bottoms 2-3 inches off the ends of the asparagus and discard. Cut the remaining asparagus into 1 inch sections.
- Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Sear the garlic and asparagus for 2-3 minutes. Then add the sun dried tomato pieces and sear another 2 minutes.
Briskly swirl the skillet around as you pour the egg mixture in—this creates a crust on the outer edge. Then add the shredded cheese. Remove from the stovetop and place in the oven for 10- 15 minutes until cooked through. Slide the frittata out of pan onto a cutting board and cut into wedges.
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