Asparagus-Arugula Frittata


Serves 2


3 eggs

2 Tbsp. half-and-half

1 tsp. minced fresh thyme leaves or tsp. dried

tsp. salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 asparagus spears

cup shredded Gruyere cheese

1 Tbsp. dried bread crumbs

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

2 cups coarsely chopped arugula leaves


Preheat the broiler. Beat the eggs, half-and-half, thyme, salt and pepper together in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.

Cut the asparagus in half lengthwise and then in 1-inch pieces. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil, add the asparagus, and reduce the heat. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Then drain the asparagus and pat it dry.

Combine the asparagus with the Gruyere and bread crumbs in a mixing bowl; toss to combine.

Melt the butter in a 10-inch flameproof skillet over medium heat. When it has stopped foaming, add the arugula. Saute the arugula until just wilted, 1 minute. Lower the heat to medium-low and pour in the egg mixture. Cook until the bottom is set; the top should still be wet, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with the asparagus mixture.

Place the skillet under the broiler and cook until the frittata is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately with Perennial Vintners Mueller Thurgau.


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