Frittata is a popular Spanish dish made from eggs and vegetables. Sometimes ham, cheese and herbs are added to it as well. Frittata is perfect for breakfast, supper or lunch. Served warm with a little fresh dill or arugula lettuce, it tastes amazing.
I am very happy that fresh asparagus is finally available in the stores. You can choose from both green and white asparagus. During their season, I buy both types as often as I can. I usually bake the green one, use it in soups and salads and serve with eggs as a side dish. From white asparagus, I mainly make soups, bake it or use it as an addition like I did with the frittata. Green asparagus has a slightly softer flavour and does not have as many stringy stalks as the white asparagus. Depending on the dish you are making, you can use the appropriate type of asparagus.
Ingredients for frittata.
- 120 g white asparagus
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 medium-sized red onion
- 120 g cocktail tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 6 eggs
- pinch of black pepper
- bunch of fresh dill
How to make frittata with white asparagus.
Pour olive oil into a frying pan, add cut red onion and fry for two minutes on medium heat.
The asparagus used in the soup should be soft. Cut the asparagus into 3-4 centimetre long pieces, then add it to the lightly fried onion. At the same time, add the whole cocktail tomatoes.
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add salt and pepper. Lightly beat with a hand whisk or a fork. Pour the eggs over the frying ingredients in the pan. Bake covered over very low heat until the eggs are set. Serve the finished frittata sprinkled with fresh dill.
Good to know when making frittata with white asparagus.
For this frittata, I used 12 dkg of asparagus in total, but it was already peeled and had the stringy parts removed.
It is best to separate the soft part of the asparagus from the hard part by gently bending the asparagus. The asparagus should then break in two. Leave only the soft part and use the hard part for vegetable stock or throw it away.
Do you like white asparagus? If so, try our recipe for White asparagus soup.