Before you read our asparagus frittata recipe some of you might be wondering the differences between and an omelette and a frittata :
In addition the finished product will usually be cut into slices and served to a number of people rather than being cooked and eaten as a whole for one serving.
With this asparagus frittata recipe its all about the asparagus rather than the eggs. I cooked it in quite a small frying pan so that the asparagus was stacked high before the egg went in raw over the spears. This gives a high density of asparagus with a nice light egg mix around it. It also makes it deep enough to slice and eat with your fingers from a lunch box once cold.
As always fresh herbs will give a better flavour but I know its sometimes easier to reach for the dried herb jar and this will give a good flavour too.
I think the easiest way to pre-cook the asparagus is fry it in the pan you are going to make the frittata in for less washing up!!
salt & pepper
dried mixed herbs
This is a really great lunch time snack to pop in a lunch box.
Having just made this and tasted it again I don’t see why you would want to make it any more complex. The asparagus flavour comes over so well you don’t need anything else but if you do fancy a change you could try one of these variations:
Cooking Time: 10mins
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