Cooling creme fraiche and fresh herbs liven up this vegetarian frittata studded with asparagus, potatoes, and two rich cheeses (goat and Gruyere). Big enough to feed a crowd, it's just the thing for Easter brunch.



Herbed Creme Fraiche


Instructions Checklist
  • Herbed Creme Fraiche:

    In a small bowl, stir together creme fraiche, herbs, and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 hours.

  • Frittata:

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish.

  • Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Using tongs, transfer to ice-water bath. Let cool; drain and pat dry.

  • Add potatoes to saucepan with water (if necessary, add more water to cover potatoes by at least 1 inch). Return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are easily pierced with the tip of a knife, 5 to 6 minutes; drain.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir in potatoes, goat cheese, herbs, and scallions. Transfer mixture to prepared dish. Top with asparagus, pressing down to submerge slightly. Sprinkle with Gruyere.

  • Bake 30 minutes, rotating dish halfway through. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking until golden brown, puffed, and just set in center, 10 minutes more (if browning too quickly, tent with foil). Serve warm or at room temperature, with herbed creme fraiche.

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Rating: 5 stars
I love this and have made it for Easter the past 3 years, but this year am going to lighten it up, as we are watching our waistlines. Going to sub egg whites for half of the whole eggs, whole milk rather than heavy cream, reduce the amount of cheese slightly, and use fat free greek yogurt rather than creme fresh, but still add in plenty of herbs. I'm pretty confident it will still be great. Will serve with green and fruit salads, slices of ham, and homemade biscuits.