Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Lazy Yet Good Meal

 

A couple weekends ago, Greg and I were looking for something quick but relatively healthy to eat on a Saturday afternoon.  I had noticed over on Vanessa's blog, Presidential Living, that she had recently made a delicious looking asparagus and sausage frittata.  We did not have any potatoes or sausage on hand like she used, but I did have plenty of eggs, asparagus and bright red cherry tomatoes. 
 
I whisked about 8 eggs together with a splash of milk, stirred in some salt and pepper, plus fresh thyme, and poured the mixture over my chopped asparagus and toms. 
 
Per Vanessa's instructions, I cooked it in my cast iron skillet at 350 degrees until it was set in the center, which took about 35 minutes. 
I would love to have a taste of Vanessa's because I'm guessing the sausage gave it a really great flavor.  In the future, I will probably mix in some cheese or at least sprinkle some on top before serving.  I can't wait to try some new combinations in my next frittata.  Here are some ideas I thought up while writing this post:

- Spicy chorizo with smoky roasted poblano peppers and queso fresco
- Crispy bacon with shredded potatoes, chives, a sprinkle of sharp cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream on top
- Diced garden veggies with herbs, served with warm goat cheese
- Sautéed wild mushrooms and spinach, topped with swiss cheese
Wow, I better stop now.  My stomach is starting to rumble!  What would be your unique spin on the classic frittata?  Feel free to share in the comments, you guys always think of ideas that would never occur to me! 

16 comments:

  1. Great meal in a pinch! Looks delicious!

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  2. Now that looks like my kind of meal! YUM!

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  3. Hi Lucy! I"m here for the first time. :-) I see lots of yummy meals and desserts on your blog! I love this - looks healthy and delicious at the same time!

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  4. Asparagus in frittata sounds amazing to me! I haven't made this savory meal often, but I'm seriously ready to now. Yum :)

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  5. You can't go wrong adding spicy sausage to just about any egg based meal. I've never used asparagus, I'll have to try that one of these days.

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  6. Your's looks great! Glad you were able to use the idea!

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  7. Hi Lucy! This does not look like a lazy meal. It looks like you slaved over your hot cast iron skillet (which I love by the way!). It looks beautiful and light and a perfect weekend breakfast or brunch! : )

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  8. there is nothing lazy about this at all. in fact it looks perfect and so good! I love these kinds of meals! Awesome recipe girl!

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  9. I have been on such an asparagus kick lately. This frittata sounds like the perfect way to use it in a different application!

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  10. yum!! I love this idea, ..a perfect sunday treat!!

    sweetlife

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  11. Yummy!!! Hey Neighbor! Walk in the park/coffee next week? Let me know!

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  12. Sounds delicious! I just discovered the wonders of my cast iron skillet so I am loving this. :-)

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  13. i seriously need a cast iron skillet- this looks delicious. all of your flavor combination ideas look fab

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  14. I love this frittata! How fantastic. The asparagus looks so perky and delicious.

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  15. This looks great. Love the idea of asparagus in a frittata

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