Frittata with Spring Vegetables
Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli
Recipe courtesy Alex Guarnaschelli
Thick and hearty, Alex's frittata is like one big delicious egg-y pie. Serve as a meatless main for any meal of the day, and mix and match[ with your favorite cheeses and seasonal vegetables.]
- 8 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground white pepper
- 2 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
- Splash Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 16 stalks "pencil" asparagus, stems trimmed off
- 2 scallions, sliced into thin rounds (white and green parts)
- 2 cups arugula, stemmed, washed and dried
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 4 ounces Brie or Taleggio cheese, larger parts of rind removed, cut into slices
- 4 ounces goat cheese, cut into rounds or crumbled into small pieces
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, washed, dried and halved
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add the cream, salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire and whisk to blend.
Heat a 10 to 12-inch cast iron (or other heavy-bottomed) skillet and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil begins to smoke ever so slightly, add the asparagus. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute until some of the liquid starts to escape.
Stir in the scallions, arugula and cheeses into the egg mixture and pour into the skillet over the asparagus.
Place the skillet on the center rack of the oven and cook until firm around the edges but still somewhat loose in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to "rest" for a few minutes before serving. Toss the tomatoes with salt, pepper, the remaining olive oil and the lemon juice and sprinkle them on top of the frittata just before serving.
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