After drooling over Sugar staffer Garrick's Hash Brown quiche, it left me craving one of my favorite egg dishes, a fast fritatta. Served with a side salad, this simple, yet scrumptious, dish is perfect for brunch and any upcoming Easter celebrations. In general, frittatas are incredibly versatile: the different combinations of vegetables and cheese are virtually endless. My delectable variation uses sauteed leeks, browned mushrooms, crunchy asparagus, and nutty fontina. To get started on your own eggcellent frittata, read more.
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter Serves 4-6.
1 cup chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only)
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 12-ounce bunch thin asparagus, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 cup sliced stemmed shiitake mushrooms*
8 large omega-3 eggs
1 cup diced fontina cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
*I used crimini mushrooms instead of shiitake mushrooms.
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter