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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Asparagus Mushroom Scramble

I had some asparagus that I was going to roast with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, feta cheese and sliced almonds and bring for Thanksgiving. Well the asparagus was so thin, I didn't think it would roast well at all. I also had some mushrooms and a long weekend off that I had time to make a good breakfast! So this is what I did. In olive oil and butter I sauteed in a large frying pan the asparagus and mushrooms. Sprinkled on a little tarragon, fresh ground pepper and celery seeds. Wade requested the crispy tortillas pieces, so I cut up some white corn tortillas and quick crisped them up in some oil in a small pan then set them aside. This adds a nice crunch and texture to the dish.
After the mushrooms and asparagus cooked around 5 minutes until asparagus was still firm and not mushy. Add the beaten eggs, cream and what ever fresh herbs you have on hand or like. I like to use Pensey's Parisien Bonnes Herbs or Fine Herbs, but you can use what you like. When it starts to set up add the cheese, then tortilla pieces. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and finishing sea salt.

1 T butter
2 T olive oil
4 eggs
2 T half and half, cream or milk
1 cup cut asparagus (you can use less)
1 cup sliced mushroom (you can use less)
1/2 cup cheese (I used jack and Parmesan)
2 corn tortillas cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp herbs of choice (tarragon, chives, chervil, fine herbs)
sea salt and pepper


  1. That looks delicious! Kind of like the chilaquales they make in Mexico, but with asparagus!

  2. Very healthy meal and you can cook well:DD

  3. TKW - I must admit I had to google "chilaquales" to see what it was, that does look good. I use the crisp corn tortillas strips often in my scrambled eggs I like the crunch (I guess it's a texture thing). I ususally make it with spinach and tomatoes or salsa(things I always have on hand).

    Anncoo - Thank you, that is so kind of you to say!

    Karine - Thank you and it's nice to see you here.

  4. A delicious idea. I love egg based dishes :)

  5. oh this looks like a perfect breakfast

  6. This egg scramble looks super delicious. With a little salsa? It would be the end of me. I never thought about using corn strips in my eggs, but I bet the crispy texture takes these eggs up a notch. Thanks for sharing.

  7. OMG, that looks so yummy. You're quite the clever cook. I'm jealous. But at least I can steal your ideas. ;)

  8. HH - Thank you, I love egg dishes too! Quick, easy and tasty!

    Rebecca - Yes, it hit the spot for breakfast.

    Patty - You're welcome and thanks for visiting!

    Robyn -Well yeah, isn't that why you wanted me to start this blog? :-)))

  9. How come I can't find my comment in this page? I've a comment a couple of days ago. Whatever! I can tell you this is a terrific combo... the addition of corn tortillas just simply perfecto! Well done!

  10. Thanks Kristy, I don't remember seeing another post. That's weird. (I promise I didn't reject it, hee hee) Thanks for the compliment!


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