Asparagus & Feta Cheese Scramble

If you're like me and always pick up more asparagus in season than you know what to do with, a quick steaming, a splash of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt is always a simple and appetizing solution. But asparagus also pairs as easily and beautifully with cheese and eggs, lending itself to quick throw-togethers without having to resort to forethought or pre-planning.

This recipe started as a routine trip into the kitchen to fry up a few plain eggs for the standard breakfast. Without even quite knowing how, the accidental discovery of a bunch of asparagus and half a brick of feta cheese that I had meant to use up turned the old over-easy eggs into an elegant and delicious scramble … and at the expense of only an extra five or ten minutes.
Asparagus & Feta Cheese Scramble

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
8 large eggs
1/2 cup feta cheese
sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper


Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet over just less than medium heat. Meanwhile, snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and chop the spears into 1-inch pieces.

When the butter is foaming, add the asparagus and shallot and stir for 2-3 minutes. Cover the pan and let the asparagus cook until just tender, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in the thyme and cover for another minute.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the feta cheese. Pour the eggs and cheese into the vegetables and gently trawl through the mixture with a wooden spoon for a couple of minutes. Cover the pan and cook until the eggs are set, lifting the lid and stirring occasionally.

Season with sea salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper.

Serves 4.

Other fast morning ideas you might like:
Asparagus and Feta Cheese Frittata
Good Friday Scramble
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

18 comments:

Ricki said...

A classically delicious combination! I too love asparagus--but it never lasts long enough to use in anything as we generally eat it on its own!

Johanna said...

sounds like a serendipitous oversight of the apsaragus and feta - asparagus is such a wonderful vegetable that it goes well in so many dishes if you can resist eating it plainly steamed

bindiya said...

What delicious and tempting pics, looks absolutely great!

Vidya said...

yum, lovely for breakfast!
Lisa, I just emailed you an entry for No Croutons Required for July.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....that's a delectable combo...looks yum...

Parita said...

The crumble sounds fantastic lisa, i havent experimented with asparagus much, you are inspiring me to do so!

Priti said...

Nice combo....and I love scramble...this is making more yummy

Cilantro said...

I have`nt used Asparagus as much except grilling them. Nice recipe to try.

Pooja said...

Wow this looks so good Lisa! I love feta cheese and I have tried the combo with omelette! Scrambled eggs and asparagus sounds great with feta!

Soma said...

what a wonderful combination Lisa.. I am getting a lot of asparagus too, can't have enough of it. I posted feta too today:-)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Hi Lisa
first time here, bloghopped from paritas.I love ur blog..esp cos iyts vegetarian..am goin to b a regular here

Red Chillies said...

I have never tried these two before. Frankly I am yet to try asparagus, need to try it.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm you added 2 of my favourite things to these eggs!

Ann said...

Wow, I dont use asparagus a lot, but nthis recipe tempts me to try! Looks too good and yummy

Juliana said...

This egg dish look so yummie...will definitely try it! Great pictures!

Kevin said...

What a coincidence I just had the same thing for breakfast except with tomatoes instead of with asparagus. The asparagus version sounds good!

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kat levitt said...

you are making me so hungry Lisa with all these great recipes!!

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