Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Ellen Christian
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A lot of people really enjoy asparagus, but they don’t know how to cook it. Thankfully, there are many different ways you can make an asparagus frittata.
Asparagus is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in many different ways and used in a variety of recipes. It’s so good for you too! But cooking with asparagus can be intimidating if you’re not sure what to do with it.
Asparagus Frittata and Quiche Recipes
This list has 20 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner that use asparagus as the main ingredient. They include simple instructions on how to make each recipe your own by adding different ingredients like cheese, bacon, and more! The possibilities are endless when cooking with this healthy green veggie!
Doesn’t an asparagus frittata sound delicious? Since the chickens have started laying again, I’m finding myself overrun with eggs at a time of the year when I don’t expect to be. I decided to make a frittata tonight for dinner since I have a can of asparagus I’d like to use up and no one but me will eat it plain.
Generally, I’d prefer to use fresh asparagus but that just is not happening in February in Vermont. I’m hoping to plant some this spring so in the future I’ll have my own supply.
Frittatas are really easy to make. They’re basically an omelet that you don’t fold over. The veggies are cooked into the eggs themselves instead of layered on top like in an omelet. It’s finished off by covering it with cheese and putting it under the broiler to melt the cheese. This frittata pan can make the cooking process much easier.
How to choose fresh asparagus
The stalk should be firm and bright green and should not bend easily. Run your finger along the stalk and if it feels coarse, it’s likely old and dried out. If you’re able to lift up a bunch of spears, they should snap together in a tight bundle. The smell test is also good- fresh asparagus will smell earthy while old or rotting ones will have an unpleasant odor.
Now that you know how to choose fresh asparagus for your asparagus frittata, learn when it’s in season so you can get the best prices. Currently, the best time is May and June because at this time demand for asparagus is low. However, the autumn months are also great because there’s less competition between retailers and farmers who are trying to sell their produce.
How to prepare fresh asparagus
- Wash fresh asparagus by thoroughly rinsing under cold running water.
- Break off the bottom of the spear, leaving about an inch or two of stalk attached to the head.
- Place the entire spear in a pan of cold water and bring the level to cover spears.
- Let the water come to a boil, then cook for approximately 3 minutes until crisp-tender.
- Drain contents in a colander and rinse with cold water
- Repeat process with remaining spears.
More asparagus frittata recipes
Here are several asparagus frittata and quiche recipes you can try if you have extra asparagus from the garden or in your pantry.
More asparagus recipes
What do you like to do with leftover asparagus? If you do have asparagus growing in the garden and enjoyed my asparagus frittata, you might want to try these.
- Easy Pickled Asparagus
- Easy Roasted Asparagus Lemon
- Asparagus Appetizers
- Creamy Asparagus Soup with Prosciutto
- Asparagus and Parmesan Pastries
- Shrimp Asparagus Fried Rice
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