Once the pan is out of the oven, and resting on the stovetop, insert the handle into the mitt. Faster than using ice
Not fond of aparagus,,, so I used bacon broccoli. YUMMY…Thanks for the recipe.
My son made this for Christmas morning and he added spinach (he wilted/sauteed it first) the combo of asparagus and the spinach was fantastic!
If you don’t have an oven proof skillet you could put the food (carefully) into a pie pan or any pyrex baking pan that you happen to have. Kind of messes up the “one pot cooking” and resulting easy clean up, but easier and cheaper than buying a new skillet.
LOL at last comment, I am a total noob at cooking and added some portugeuse chorizo, mushrooms and used friulano cheese. I won’t use that kind of cheese again, but it was all I had kicking around.
Recipe is fantastic! I will definitely be making more often
This turned out terribly. Everybody in the family just ate the cheese off of the top.
Thanks for this wonderful recipe! Exactly what I was looking for. As a non-native English speaker, the name sounds like a Harry Potter spell to me :) vingardium leviosa! Love your blog.
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. So simple and quick, and TASTY! :D I used a shredded Italian blend cheese on mine (just a little!) and it turned out very good.
I made this for my Easter brunch today and it was perfect! First time I’ve ever made a frittata and it even slid out of the pan!
This is probably my new go-to asparagus recipe. I let my onions start to caramelize, added some crushed red peppers, asparagus, fresh garlic, s&p and a little spinach when the asparagus was almost done. Then I put it all in a lightly oiled 9×9 pan with one or two extra eggs and baked it for 10 mins on 350. Then added the cheese and set to broil since I wasn’t sure what temp my skillet was safe to. The broiled cheese really makes the dish come together! Thanks for this great recipe.
This was the easiest, most delicious way to use up some things in the fridge: asparagus, broccolini, green beans and snow peas we had blanched & sauteed with shallots a couple of nights ago, plus an end of a piece of gruyere and some parm. I used a smaller 8-inch skillet with 2 whole eggs and an egg white and it was perfect.
Was good, tho needs some ‘zip’. Next time, I plan on doing a couple of thngs:
1. Add mushrooms to the asparagus saute, and finish the whole thing off with some white wine.
2. Add a dash or two of tabasco to the egg.
Otherwise, it was delicious!
Love this recipe! Thank you!
Just made this. Very good. Didn’t have asparagus
at the store…season has passed, so bought green beans and blanched them and chopped them small. Then used them exactly as specified. Used mozzarella since it was on hand. Very simple and very good! Thanks for the great idea.
I made this today for my mother and it was perfect!
We follow this method for frittatas, except we don’t put them in the oven, we flip’em… in a way that one quite smart friend taught me:
You take the lid of your fry pan, hold the handle tightly (usually with an oven mitt), then you slide the egg/asparagus onto the lid (and hold on even tighter). Then you turn the pan over on top of the lid (be careful if you have any oil or liquid in the pan – I usually let the extra liquid flow into the middle of the frittata), and flip the combination of lid/pan over in one swift movement.
This works every time! It cooks well on both sides this way. It never breaks. And we never make a mess, promise! It works for omlettes too.
We also cook the eggs with the lid on, which seems to help them cook a bit on top.
Wonderful! I cooked a few strips of bacon in a 10 in cast iron skillet, then cooked the onions and asparagus in the bacon grease, omitting the salt. Added the crumbled bacon with the eggs, and sprinkled with Monterey Jack. Just the right balance of creamy, salty and crunchy.
I just discovered you. This has been a good week! :-) This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your site, and I have to say…I didn’t know what frittata was before trying my hand at this recipe! My husband and I LOVE asparagus, and this was simply divine. He’s not real big on eggs, so I wasn’t sure how much he’d like it, but he just raved (and my hubby is NOT a raver). I tried the Zucchini Ricotta Frittata as well. Burnt it, but if you scraped off the black bottom it, too, was great. Thanks for introducing me to a new fave.
I understand that if you don’t have an oven proof skillet, you can just wrap the handle in foil.
I don’t recommend that. Not being oven proof means not being able to handle the high temperatures. If the handle is plastic, you risk it melting, even in the foil. ~Elise
Two thumbs up! I went with Gruyere (which was a bit expensive) and was not disappointed. I used a larger skillet and doubled the amount of eggs and also added some salt and pepper into the egg mixture. This was easy, delicious and looked impressive. A great, quick vegetarian entree.
Pretty good! I had Gouda and Provolone cheese and it came out just as cheesy. I added cooked pasta shells to the egg mixture and it came out really delicious and it was more filling as a meal. I also cooked the asparagus is garlic in soy sauce before adding it. Yummy!
Just prepared this for Sunday brunch. Delicious! Added some diced red pepper for extra flavor and color. This is a keeper!
A really good starting point for variations. Added sliced sopressata and scallions (green onions) with the asparagus and got things going with a splash of Noilly Prat. Delicisio
What is Noilly Prat?
It’s a brand of vermouth. http://www.noillyprat.com/
This was fantastic! I used a combination of Asiago and mozzarella. Sooo good.
I made this this morning and such a wonderful way to use asparagus that are spring fresh. I used slices of mozzarella and a sprinkling of asiago cheese, it fluffed up so nicely under the broiler, cubed ham is a great addition.
Looks fantastic! Are you supposed to use canned or fresh asparagus?
Fresh please. ~Elise
Quick, easy and yummy. I subbed in goat cheese and added some fresh chopped thyme and minced garlic. We were starving and needed a quick fix and this was delicious. A keeper!
I have tried this dish and it is delicious and very filling. I used shredded cheddar instead.
This was an awesome meal. Thanks.
I run a B&B and wanted a simple recipe for an Asparagus Omellette. I found this one and made it just for myself. I used mozzarella cheese and it was great. By the way, I did not put it in the oven, I just folded it over and let it cook a little more. Thank you.
I love frittatas. I would love to try it but I don’t have an oven-safe skillet. How can I prepare it?
Even though you are supposed to be cooking the mixture on the stove top until somewhat set and then placing in the oven at broil to finish it off, try this. Do everything listed in the recipe, but instead of cooking it on the stovetop, just incorporate all of the ingredients into a 9 X 13″ pan, round, or even muffin tins. Put it in a 350 degree oven for like 10-15 min. checking with a toothpick or knife in the center until either one of these come out clean. Cook for more time if needed. Once it’s close to being set, sprinkle the mixture with your shredded “whatever”. Set on broil for maybe 2-3 minutes until golden on top. Forgot to mention to grease the 9 x 13 and/or muffin tins. How about this? Take it to another level and use the muffin tin Frittata’s in between a biscuit or toasted English muffin and make it a delectable breakfast sandwich… Enjoy.
sugar “fried” asparagus
Thought you and your readers might be interested in this somewhat unusual method of preparing asparagus.
1/2 pound of asparagus
1 tablespoon sugar
Wash the asparagus and cut off any hard ends. Cut the asparagus diagonally into 2 inch pieces.
Melt the sugar in a frying pan. After the sugar has been completely melted add the asparagus pieces. “Fry” in the sugar for a minute or two. Then add a bit of the stock and cook for another minute or two. Keep adding the stock a little at a time until the asparagus reach the desired tenderness. They should be “al dente”
This was so easy to make, and low carb to boot! I already had all the ingredients, although I used pre-sliced gruyere instead of grated. It melted nicely under the broiler, and my husband loved it as much as I did.
Great recipe. I added a small amount of Canadian Bacon. Next time I will use parmessan cheese in lieu of the swiss cheese.
I made this for my husband the other night after we had both worked in excess of 10 hours. Wonderful! Quick, easy, minimum cleanup and best of all – spectacular flavor! Thanks (and thank your dad) for a wonderful weekday recipe that we’ll use again and again.
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