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Baked Asparagus Omelet

There's no vegetable that says spring more than asparagus, which is harvested from February to June. (Don't be fooled by the hothouse variety that's available year-round-it's less flavorful and more expensive.) The distinctive sweetness of asparagus makes it a good complement to rice, pasta, eggs and fish. And you can't beat it simply steamed and served with melted butter and a squeeze of lemon.

All You APRIL 2006

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.30

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pencil-thin asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 3 ounces Havarti, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch quiche or pie pan. Bring 1 inch water to a boil in a skillet. Add asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, then pat dry; set skillet aside. Arrange asparagus in prepared pan in a circular pattern. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat; add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer shallot to a bowl; add eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper; and blend with a fork. Pour over asparagus and cheese.

Bake omelet until puffed and golden, about 40 minutes. Cut into wedges; serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 220mg
  • Sodium: 335mg
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