Thursday, April 12, 2007

Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina

6 large eggs
2 T whipping cream
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 T olive oil
1 T butter
12 oz. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/4" to 1/2" pieces
1 large tomato, seeded, dices
3 oz. Fontina, diced

Preheat the broiler. Whisk the eggs, cream, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Set aside. Heat the oil and butter in a 9 1/2" over proof skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and saute until crisp tender, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the tomato and a pinch of salt and saute two minutes longer. Pour the egg mixture over the asparagus and cook for a few minutes until the eggs begin to set and sprinkle with cheese. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the frittata is almost set but the top is still runny, about 2 minutes. Place the skillet under the broiler. Broil until the top is set and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Let the frittata stand 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata from the skillet and slide onto a plate.

(We actually baked this in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes rather than under the broiler to get the eggs thoroughly cooked)

This is a Giada De Laurentis recipe from the Food Network.

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