Think of the frittata as an Italian omelet. Rich in flavor, easy to make and made even more luscious by your choice of superior cheeses. The frittata is started in a skillet on top of the stove and finished off in the oven for a glorious golden brown crust. Yum.
Makes 4 servings
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
1 Heat olive oil into 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, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour in eggs and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes. While cooking, pre-heat oven broiler.
2 Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put in oven to broil until cheese is melted and browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges.
Nutritional readout: 234.6 calories, FAT 15.6 g., PROTEIN 16.7 g., CARB 2.8 g., FIBER 2.1 g.