Asparagus, Asparagus, Asparagus!

Friday, April 23, 2010


It is asparagus season!! I LOVE asparagus. I'm picking some everyday. That makes me very happy. I enjoy blanching it slightly and adding to salads, tossing it in stir-frys and my most favorite way to eat it is roasted with olive oil, salt & pepper. YUM!! I am also thrilled that about the time my fresh asparagus starts to show up, so does an abundance of fresh hen eggs. That means quiche!! I am sharing a quick quiche recipe (quick because it is crustless) that I especially enjoy. It is perfect for a lovely brunch or pair with a spring salad for a wonderful supper.



Asparagus Quiche
(Printable Version)

2 cups fresh asparagus, chopped
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup cream (or evaporated milk if you are wanting to reduce fats)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp cayenne
2 cups grated Swiss cheese
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, combine chopped asparagus, eggs, cream, salt, pepper and cayenne. Spray shallow 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle cheese on bottom of baking dish and pour egg mixture over. Bake about 35-40 minutes, or until inserted knife comes out clean. Remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Pop over to Michael's Foodie Friday and get inspired!!



26 comments:

  1. Dani said...:

    oh..that looks so so good..thanks for the recipe..we adore asparagus...I can make a whole meal with just that..wonderful!

  1. Cathy said...:

    You grow your own asparagus??? Wow, I love that. Roasting is my favorite preparation too, and then I add it to pasta hot or cold. I just bought some and will try to delicious looking quiche.

  1. Delena said...:

    I can't wait to try this. It looks so yummy.How lucky to grow asparagus. We are lucky to get a tomato green by the end of summer.

  1. Beth said...:

    That looks so great! And I love the crustless part since we try to keep our carbs down. How do you grow asparagus? Never thought about it before...and so I am wondering, is it started from seed or a plant usually?

  1. Hi Ms.P...

    Oooh...your Asparagus Quiche looks sooo delicious, in fact, it's about 10:30am and I'd love to have a piece right now! Hehe! I just love asparagus...thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Hi Gail,
    I missed you! I have always wanted to try growing them..do the deer eat them? :(
    Your quiche looks great.
    Hope all is well..we made it through the winter! :)

  1. Linda Stubbs said...:

    Thank you Gail for coming by and leaving a message!!!!!! I love your blog! It is so inviting!!!!! I am going to try this recipe. Our asparagus is coming up and tastes so wonderful! Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings, Linda

  1. This looks delicious. The only problem, both hybby and I don't like asparagus. Would you suggest another vegetable, I could use?

  1. Country Gal said...:

    I'm with you! The asparagus is just coming up and the hens are really producing! I love spring in the country!

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  1. YUMMY, roasted asparagus is my favorit too, except I sprinkle salt & garlic on mine after the EVOO and sometimes bacon pieces. I want to grow my own and didn't think it would grow well here until talking to some friends the other night. Yours is beautiful, I know you're enjoying it. The quiche recipe sounds great, got to copy that one down. Thank you for this delicious posting.

  1. Mimi said...:

    Your asparagus quiche looks yummy. Once in awhile I will do fried potatoes/onions/asparagus and top it with a soft cooked egg and a little hollandaise sauce for breakfast.

  1. Mary said...:

    Wow! This is gorgeous asparagus. your quiche looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  1. Mary said...:

    Wow! This is gorgeous asparagus. your quiche looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  1. I'll try this. There is nothing quite like fresh from the garden asparagus. I won't have any for a few weeks, but when I do...I'm making your recipe!

    Sue

  1. farmlady said...:

    This looks wonderful. Yep!! It's what we will have tomorrow night for dinner. Thanks.

  1. Mrs. P- Thanks for this yummy crustless, and guiltless guiche. I am try to eat more healthy so I will use evaporated milk. It looks beautiful! I am so lovingly jealous that you have fresh eggs. I would love to cook with them! I had a suplier of fresh eggs for a couple of years, but they moved. Boo-hoo!
    Please stop by, I have a little something for you to play at the end of my current post.
    It feels so nice to have you back!
    Yvone

  1. DarcyLee said...:

    I love roasted asparagus, too! And your quiche looks yummy! Have a great weekend.

  1. cindy said...:

    I made your recipe; with Italian sausage, onion, zucchini along with other vegs...
    It was delious. Jack even took leftovers to work with him.

  1. LDH said...:

    Looks mighty delicious! I made (5) asparagus quiche last weekend for the bridal shower of my dear friends daughter. Yours looks perfect!

  1. Debbie said...:

    This looks ABSOLUTELY delicious. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, and swiss... a favorite cheese. There is no way that this one can go wrong! I don't have asparagus in the garden so I will wait for a good sale!

    And now I have to stay for a spell and look at this blog. Your header with the old houses very much intriques me. Old houses rank right up there with asparagus and swiss cheese in the favorite things file.

  1. Sharon said...:

    Oh this looks great Gail :) Thanks for sharing! The wild asparagus is almost ready for harvest and this is on my list of recipes to try! Welcome back!

    Have a blessed day tomorrow!
    Sharon

  1. I love asparagus too - thanks for sharing a new recipe for it!

  1. I LOVE roasted asparagus the best, but I can eat it any way and in anything! This is a delicious recipe and I am going to try it. Thanks so much! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

  1. Hi Gail, so good to see you again.

    The recipe looks just divine. Thanks for posting it.

  1. Jenny said...:

    I love asparagus in risotto, too.

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