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Asparagus Frittata

Frittatas make a nice easy dinner with a salad or a hand held snack. They are adaptable too you can add a spoonful of pesto or a few chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the egg mixture.

Type: Eggs
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozThinly-sliced onion
1   Garlic clove - minced
1 teaspoon 5mlChopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlTomato - seeded, diced (medium)
12   Cooked asparagus stalks - cut 2" pieces
8   Eggs (large)
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozFreshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Instructions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat in a 9- to 10-inch, preferably nonstick, ovenproof frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and thyme. Saute until the onion is soft. Add the asparagus and cook for a minute longer. Add half of the tomato and give a few stirs. Remove the vegetables and wipe out the pan.

Turn on the broiler. While it is heating, beat the eggs, salt, pepper and cheese together.

In the same frying pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and scatter the vegetables on top of the eggs. Turn the heat to low and cook until the frittata is golden brown on the bottom, 5 to 8 minutes. Place the frittata under the broiler and cook until firm. Slide onto a plate and garnish with the remaining chopped tomato.

Dietary Information:

Total Carbohydrates: 23.93 grams Total Carbohydrates Minus Fiber: 17.24 grams Carbohydrates per Serving: 5.98 grams Carbohydrates per Serving minus Fiber: 4.31 grams

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