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       Title: Asparagus Frittata
  Categories: Vegetables
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 lb Thin asparagus, unpeeled,
            -ends trimmed
       3 tb Butter
       9    Eggs
       1 tb Water
     1/4 c  Freshly grated Parmigiano-
            -Reggiano cheese
            Salt
  
   Cut asparagus into 1 1/2 to 2 lengths, reserving tips. Melt butter
   over medium heat in non-stick, 9 saute pan. Add asparagus stems, not
   tips, and cook, stirring occasionally, until stems begin to soften,
   about 5 minutes.
   
   In mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs with water and 2 tablespoons cheese.
   Eggs should lighten slightly but should not foam. Add asparagus tips
   and stir well.
   
   Add egg mixture to saute pan. Cook 1 minute, then begin forming
   frittata, pushing sides of egg mixture into center, allowing liquid
   eggs to come in contact with pan. Continue pushing, without stirring,
   until eggs on bottom are solid and just beginning to brown, about 3-4
   minutes. Cover with lid and cook last minute, to set top of eggs.
   
   Place dinner plate directly over saute pan and firmly holding plate
   and pan together, invert, so eggs come out onto plate. Remove pan
   from plate, return pan to heat and slide eggs back into pan so that
   eggs are now upside-down. Cook another 1-2 minutes, depending on how
   runny or firm you want the frittata to be.
   
   Alternatively, place pan (oven-proof only) under broiler and cook just
   long enough to puff top and brown lightly.
   
   Slide frittata out onto clean plate. Dust top with remaining 2
   tablespoons cheese. Season lightly to taste with salt.
   
   Each serving contains about: 292 calories; 399 milligrams sodium; 505
   milligrams cholesterol; 22 grams fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 20 grams
   protein; 0.94 gram fiber.
  
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