Asparagus Frittata with Red Bell Peppers

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Asparagus Frittata with Red Bell Peppers

When you're craving breakfast for dinner, this asparagus and red pepper frittata really hits the mark.

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
  • 1½ tablespoons butter, softened
  • Lemon wedges and parsley for garnish (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Reserve 6 asparagus spears. Cut remaining asparagus at an angle into 1-inch pieces, set aside.

3. Sauté bell pepper in 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft, but not browned, for 7 minutes.

4. Stir in onion and asparagus pieces; sauté for 1 minute. With a slotted spoon, remove vegetables to drain on paper towels; set aside.

5. Whisk chopped parsley, salt, and pepper into beaten eggs. Stir in cheese and reserved sautéed vegetables. Coat the inside of a heavy, non-stick, 12-inch sauté pan (with a cover) with softened butter.

6. Pour egg mixture into pan, cover with lid. Bake at 350°F until eggs are just firm, 35 minutes. Remove cover; bake for 10 minutes more, until top is lightly browned.

7. Loosen frittata, then cover pan with a large, warmed serving platter. Flip frying pan over onto platter. Cut frittata into 6 wedges; garnish each with 1 reserved asparagus spear and parsley on top; lemon wedge on the side.

Source: California Asparagus Commission