I’m wrapping up #BrunchWeek today with a healthier recipe than the Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Rolls or Apple Sausage Cheddar Oven Pancake: A Creamed Asparagus Omelet!
Now, healthy doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good. Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables–even better when it’s local Michigan Asparagus! As you can see from the photo, my husband decided to put his creamed asparagus right on top of the omelet, because having it inside wasn’t enough. He wanted lots of asparagus goodness 🙂
This recipe is based on the Creamed Spinach Recipe from Simply in Season. I couldn’t figure out why the cream wasn’t as thick as when I made it with the spinach. Then I remembered that back when I made it with spinach, I was using raw milk. I have since stopped getting raw milk (I love it and believe it is the healthiest option, but my husband and I don’t go through much milk and there was a minimum amount we could get as a share). I used 2% milk for this version. In hindsight I would have either used cream or used less milk. So keep that in mind when you go to make this on your own.
Creamed Asparagus Omelet
- 1 lb asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 cups milk
- 6 eggs
Steam asparagus (or microwave) to desired softness
Melt butter in a pan over medium heat
Add flour and stir until smooth
Add all but 2 tbsp of the milk gradually and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, cooking until the mixture thickens
Add asparagus and set aside
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk
Pour desired amount of egg mixture on a nonstick pan. Allow to set, then add the desired amount of asparagus mixture, fold over and serve.
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