Sunday, May 16, 2010

Asparagus frittata and Weekend Cooking

We had a great Sunday.

And it began with this....an asparagus frittata.




And ended with us sitting here:




watching this:







eating this:






But this is about my frittata.


Last week, my friend Debbie mentioned that she had made a frittata for her mother's day brunch and also some bacon wrapped asparagus. Those things have stuck in my mind all week.
I'm a very suggestive eater....I don't know any other word for it, and it sounds crude, I know. It's not like I'm eating a banana and "really" enjoying it kind of suggestive, but rather, when I read a book and there is a description of a food item, it nags me until I make it. The same thing happens when my friends mention dishes that they have made. Debbie mentioned it last weekend and that is why I was set on making a frittata this weekend. I made the two become one tho. I made an asparagus frittata.
And it was good.



Asparagus fritatta
10 bacon strips, diced

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Directions


1.In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until browned; drain.

2.Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-in.-long spears for garnish. Cut remaining asparagus into 1-in. pieces. In a saucepan, cook all of the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until crisp-tender; drain.

3.In a bowl, toss the bacon, onion, asparagus pieces, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.  Pour into a pie plate.  In a bowl, beat eggs and cream; pour over bacon mixture. Top with asparagus spears. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
 
It is 9:29pm  Pacific Standard Time....and I think I can get this into  "Weekend Cooking".  Right....under.....the gun.
 
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7 comments:

Beth F said...

Good job! It's weekend cooking until the weekend is over.

I love frittatas and this one sounds wonderful with the bacon. And it looks so pretty on the plate.

And I am also subject to suggestion, so I see a frittata in my future. The farmers market opens this week . . . I'll see what there is to buy.

By the photos, I'd say you had a near-perfect Sunday.

Rosabela said...

Oh I love this! I wish I was there. :-) The fritatta sounds wonderful. I'm bookmarking it to try it.

bermudaonion said...

What a lovely weekend! The frittata looks and sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Your frittata looks great but will you forgive me if I would rather eat all those shrimp kabobs?

Karen said...

Haha... love the banana joke! I've never made a frittata and this one looks really good. The pic of the kitty keeping an eye on the birdhouses is cute.

teresa said...

what gorgeous pictures! i love the look of that frittata as well.

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