Asparagus, Tomato & Feta Frittata Recipe
Grill this egg dish on the barbecue for a casual summer brunch. It's an easy way to enjoy seasonal tomatoes and asparagus.
6 large eggs
1/4 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 1″ pieces
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Step 1: In a blender whirl the eggs, half-and-half, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper for 10 seconds. Set aside.
Step 2: Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350°F to 450°F) and preheat the skillet on the cooking grate for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Add the oil to the skillet and then the asparagus; stir briefly. Cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, for 2 minutes. Wearing barbecue mitts, remove the skillet from the grill and roll the asparagus around in the skillet so that the oil coats the bottom and sides of the pan evenly. Place the skillet back on the cooking grate, arrange the asparagus in an even layer, and then scatter the garlic, tomatoes, and feta on top of the asparagus. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Grill the frittata over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the eggs are puffed, browned, and firm in the centre, about 15 minutes. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
Reprinted with permission from Weber’s Time to Grill by Jamie Purviance (2011 Oxmoor House).