Asparagus Baby Bella Mushroom Frittata

I had family coming up for the weekend and wanted to make Brunch. Since I started experimenting with Frittatas I wanted to try the same thing but with an added vegetable. Michigan Asparagus is in season and I decided to add it to my Mushroom Frittata recipe. The results were perfect.

Asparagus Baby Bella Mushroom Frittata, created on 5/29/2010

½ pound Asparagus washed and chopped into 1-1/2” inches
1 quart of Baby Bella Mushrooms, wiped clean with damp paper towel and sliced
2 containers of “Egg Product” / “Egg Beaters” or use 8 eggs and 2 egg whites, beaten
½ cup to 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons of fresh thyme minced
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt / Pepper to taste

In a 10 to 12” large non-stick skillet, heat up olive oil. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for a good 5 to 7 minutes until some of the mushrooms have shrunk in size. Add the bite size asparagus to the mushroom mixture and sauté for approximately 3 to 5 minutes – you want the asparagus to still have a nice crunchy bite and not be soggy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the egg product or eggs, and cook over medium high heat. Add about ½ cup of the grated Parmesan cheese and the minced thyme and very lightly, using the back of the wooden spoon push the cheese and thyme into the egg mixture. Do not scramble the egg. Just let the mixture sit there cooking and cover with a lid for approximately another 5 minutes. Remove the lid, sprinkle the balance of the cheese on top and put the skillet into the broiler for another 5 minutes until the top is golden brown and the center of the frittata is set. Remove from the broiler, and slide the frittata out of the skillet onto a cutting board and cut into even slices.

Serve with whole grain toast with homemade jam or roasted rosemary red potatoes. Enjoy!

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