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Potato, Feta, and Asparagus Frittata


Potato, Feta, and Asparagus Frittata

Amy Scheuerman
A 10-inch cast iron or other ovenproof skillet is essential for this recipe. While frittatas make a surprisingly elegant breakfast for a crowd, they can also work for dinner. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Ingredients
  

  • 12 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • ¼ pound asparagus trimmed of tough ends, spears cut on the bias into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Instructions
 

  • Adjust the oven rack to the upper-middle position. Heat broiler.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a 10-inch cast iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add potatoes to the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and just tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from pan, add more oil if necessary, and add asparagus. Cook, stirring constantly, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add shallot, and cook until shallot softens slightly, about 2 minutes. Mix potatoes back into the skillet.
  • Stir feta and mint into egg mixture, and add mixture to skillet. Reduce heat to mediumlow, and cook, constantly stirring, scraping the bottom of the skillet, until large curds form but the eggs are still very wet, about 5 minutes. Shake to distribute the mixture, and cook another 30 seconds to set the bottom of the frittata.
  • Slide the skillet under the hot broiler, and cook until the frittata has puffed and the top is spotty brown. Depending on the heat of your broiler, this will take between 1 and 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the broiler, and let stand on a cool burner for 2 minutes to set up and begin to cool.
  • Using a flexible metal spatula, remove the frittata from the skillet. Cut into wedges and serve, garnishing with additional mint, feta, or chives.

Amy Scheuerman

Amy Scheuerman—culture's former web director—spent eight years in North Carolina where she developed a love of barbecue and biscuits before moving up north to get a degree in nutrition. She now works at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Photographer Evi Abeler

Evi Abeler is a food and still life photographer based in New York City. She helps art directors, cookbook authors and designers to communicate the love, passion and thought that goes into every project and creates modern, yet classic images. Her clients in advertising, publishing, hospitality and retail include Food & Wine Magazine (which named her Digital Food Award Winner), Harper Collins Publishing and Whole Foods Markets.

Stylist Laura Knoop

Laura Knoop is a New York City-based food stylist with a studio in Harlem.