South Hollow Cooking

Recipes from South Hollow Road

Asparagus, Potato, and Fontina Frittata January 3, 2008

Filed under: Brunch,Clare's Corner,Guest Chefs,vegetarian — southhollow @ 5:38 pm

Asparagus, Potato, and Fontina Frittata
(Adapted from Fine Cooking issue 71)


  • 15 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano (about 1/2 oz.)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato (about 1/2 lb.) scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 Vidalia onion, diced
  • 1 bunch medium-thick asparagus, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 oz. Fontina, grated


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmigiano, 1/2  tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper.

Heat 2 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the potato and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on several sides, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

Reduce the heat to medium. If the pan is dry, add the remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it softens and begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the asparagus, garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the asparagus is bright green and crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Lower the heat to medium low and add the egg mixture and the potatoes, stirring until the ingredients are combined, 10 to 15 seconds. Add the Fontina and stir until well distributed. Cook without stirring until the eggs have almost set, 10 to 12  minutes. (The center may still be loose but should be bubbling a little; the sides should be set.)

Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the eggs have set completely and the top of the frittata is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, cut into wedges, and serve.

 

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One Response to “Asparagus, Potato, and Fontina Frittata”

  1. Nuwan Says:

    This recipe made my weekend! Simple and delicious, definitely a crowd pleaser!


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