Lean and Green Asparagus & Crab Meat Frittata

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Mar 16, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Asparagus & Crab Meat Frittata
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Kicking off your day with a perfect frittata is where it's at and with this Asparagus & Crab Meat Frittata recipe you'll be going strong all day!

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Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4
Cooking Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
8 minutes

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Lean & Green Asparagus & Crab Meat Frittata Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs Asparagus
  • 1 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 lbs Crabmeat
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives FInely Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Basil
  • 4 cup Liquid Egg Substitute

Lean & Green Asparagus & Crab Meat Frittata Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. Remove the tough ends of the asparagus and cut it into bite-size pieces. Season with salt(optional) , pepper, and paprika.
  3. In a 12-inch to 14-inch oven-proof, non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and gently sweat the asparagus until tender. Approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. While asparagus is steaming, in a large mixing bowl, add the chives, basil and crab meat. Pour in the liquid egg substitute and gently mix until combined.
  5. Carefully pour the crab and egg mixture into the skillet with the cooked asparagus, and gently stir to combine. Cook over low to medium heat until the eggs start bubbling.
  6. Place the skillet back into the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the eggs are fully cooked and golden brown. Serve warm.

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Hi. I am making this recipe today. This seems like an inordinate amount of asparagus for 4 servings. Is this accurate?

Sorry, but yes, that is the correct amount given that it makes 4 portions once prepared.

Could salmon be used instead of crab ? how will it alter the nutritional values?

 

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