Asparagus season is upon us even though my own crop is still quite a few weeks away from delivering. Take advantage of the great deals on asparagus now and whip together this easy frittata recipe for dinner, brunch or breakfast. Of course, you can also make it vegetarian by removing the capicola. No capicola on hand? Use prosciutto or even bacon…trust me, no one’s going to complain.
Easy Frittata with Asparagus, Ricotta and Capicola Recipe
- 15-16 oz. ricotta cheese
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup freshly-shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup half and half
- fresh chives, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- a few slices of capicola, diced
- 1 lb fresh, thin asparagus spears
Preheat oven to 375°
In a bowl, whisk together everything but the asparagus. Pour into a 10-inch (or close) non-stick pan. Gently press the asparagus spears into the top of the mixture.
Bake in oven about 20 minutes, just until edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Don’t sweat this if you don’t have pencil-thin asparagus! Just dice up your thicker spears and add them to the mix. Maybe not as pretty but, trust me, still delicious. I’ve done it both ways and it works like a charm. If your spears are super-huge, try blanching them first.
Of course, you can make this with any veggie you like; use your imagination and don’t be afraid to play with your food.