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Asparagus Frittata


Photograph: Marvin Shaouni

1 tablespoon butter
1 medium shallot, sliced
½ pound blanched asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium red skin potatoes, cooked and diced
6 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat an ovenproof 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat; add butter and shallots. Sauté until tender and translucent. Add prepared asparagus, potatoes, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Sauté until heated through.

Reduce pan heat to medium-low. Place eggs, tarragon, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper into pan and cook gently for 3 minutes without stirring.

Place frittata in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and slice into wedges.

Yield: 6 servings

Chef ’s Note: A frittata is a great way to use leftover cooked vegetables and pasta.

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