Spring Vegetable and White Cheddar Frittata

We can't wait for our own fresh eggs.  Farm fresh eggs taste so good and they are good for you.  Plus, I love all the ways that I can use eggs to feed my family.

Our baby chicks arrived last week. Here is a picture of our son, Isaac at the post office picking up the chicks. 

He is super excited about raising chickens, and he has been working hard on building a new coop.

He is super excited about raising chickens, and he has been working hard on building a new coop.

They are so cute!

They are so cute!

Last week, the garden was finally dry and I was able to plant crops that like cool weather, like spinach, peas, onions, beets, etc.  We are looking forward to fresh vegetables from our garden again, and I'm already thinking about the yummy dishes I can make with our fresh food.  

I'm giving you a breakfast recipe that I really enjoy in the spring.  This recipe calls for farm fresh eggs, milk, spinach and asparagus.  It is a delicious spring dish that is easy to make, and it gives you a variety of real foods that not only taste fabulous together, but are healthy for you too.

Spring Vegetable and White Cheddar Frittata

1 3/4 c. fresh cut asparagus (1 in. pieces)

1 teaspoon water 

8 farm fresh eggs

2 egg whites

1/4 cup of fresh milk from Fagan Family Farm

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

5 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves

1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese or any cheese of your choice

Preheat oven broiler. Place asparagus and water in a pan, cover with lid and cook on stove until asparagus is tender-crisp and still bright green. Whisk eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper in large bowl until blended; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and saute 1 minute. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring constantly, until spinach is slightly wilted, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in cooked asparagus along with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pour egg mixture in skillet and stir gently to evenly distribute ingredients. Cook until eggs are almost set, about 8-11 minutes. 

Remove frittata from heat, sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese, and place skillet in oven, about 6-7 in. from heat source. Broil until the center is firm and cheese is completely melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with fresh basil if desired. Cut into 6 wedges.

Go ahead and share this recipe with your friends and family.

Enjoy & Happy Spring!

Jamie