Treats at the Titty Table: Cheese and Asparagus Frittata

Words cannot express how much I love food shopping. Whether it’s at one of our local farmer’s markets, or Trader Joe’s, Gelson’s, or a tiny cheese or spice shop, I’m IN HEAVEN! I loose all self-control, and start throwing whatever looks fun & enticing into the cart while repeatedly whispering affirmations of “I need this.”

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When I get home, it’s a game of food Tetris, trying to jam and cram it all into the refrigerator, denying that I’ve been slightly overzealous. Then about a week later, I find myself staring at all of the forgotten/leftover food…a few baby peppers, some cheese nubbins, a few spears of asparagus, etc. I’m left scratching my head, thinking of ways to use it all up. One magical word my friends: FRITTATA! Seriously, you can throw just about ANYTHING in there! Kale? Sure! Mushrooms? Yup. Rotisserie chicken? Why not. A bunch of random leftover meats and cheeses from that fancy shmancy dinner party? Hell yeah! So go forth, find those lost food treasures, & get cookin’!

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Frittata

½ small onion, thinly sliced or diced

6–8 baby peppers (or 1 small bell pepper), diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup diced asparagus

1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar & Gruyère)

7 large eggs

*salt, pepper, Sriracha

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. REALLY good. Show no mercy. Then add ¾ cup of the cheese, a good squirt of Sriracha, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil or butter in an oven safe pan. Sauté onions and peppers over medium heat until nice and caramelized. Add asparagus, season with a little salt & pepper, and cook for a couple of minutes. Add garlic, sauté for 1 minute. Add egg mixture & cook for 3–5 minutes, gently stirring/swirling until the edges start to set. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup of cheese on top, transfer pan to the oven and bake for 8–10 minutes, or until its puffed, slightly golden, & the middle isn’t jiggly. Let it sit for a couple of minutes before slicing. I had some rosemary hanging around from last week’s recipe & a couple of loose potatoes, so we also enjoyed some tasty oven baked home fries!

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