Friday, March 23, 2012

A Breakfast Recipe! Asparagus Frittata

I figured it was about time to post a breakfast recipe since breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  I tend to eat the same things over and over for breakfast…eggs, oatmeal, Ezekiel Bread English Muffin and turkey bacon.  I try to squeeze a fruit in my breakfast too.  But I tried something different this morning and wanted to share it. I found this one from Simply Recipes.  If you like asparagus –you’ll enjoy this one.  This one is fiber filled and full of protein (especially if you serve it with a side of turkey bacon).  This one is gluten free and can be dairy free if you leave the sprinkled cheese off.

2 teaspoons of olive oil
½ small onion
¼ tsp salt
6-7 stalks of asparagus (tough ends snapped off)
4 large eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup of you favorite cheese – Optional (Gruyere, Swiss or mozzarella)


Heat olive oil in a 10-inch oven proof frying pan over medium high heat.  Add onions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 3 minutes.  Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium low, and cook, covered, until the asparagus are barely tender (about 6 to8 minutes).  Pour in eggs and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes.  While cooking, pre-heat oven broiler.

Sprinkle cheese (optional) over eggs and put in oven to broil until the cheese is melted and browned, about 3-4 minutes.  Remove from oven with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a serving plate.  Cut into wedges.  Serve with a side of turkey bacon or fresh fruit of your choice.  Serves 4.

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