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Tip

If you’re serving this as part of a buffet, leave it until the very last minute and encourage guests to eat right away.

Spring Veggie Scramble

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As easy as it is elegant, this scramble is pretty much guaranteed to become a permanent addition to your breakfast/brunch repertoire.

Serves 4-6

4 tablespoons oil, divided

3 tablespoons butter, divided

2 medium leeks, cleaned, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced into ¼-inch half moons

salt and pepper

1 large bunch asparagus (about 16 spears), cut into 1-inch pieces

12 large organic eggs

¼ cup chopped chives, to garnish

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot and the butter has melted, add the leeks and a generous pinch of salt and sauté for 5 minutes. Add asparagus, another big pinch of salt, and sauté 5 more minutes, or until tender (this might take more or less time depending how thick your asparagus is).

2. While the leeks and asparagus cook, crack the eggs into a large bowl, whisk to combine, and season generously with salt and pepper. Remove the sautéed vegetables to a bowl and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan.

3. Pour the eggs into the pan and cook over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan and stirring constantly with a spatula. When the eggs are almost set but still a bit runnier than you like them, add the sautéed leeks and asparagus back into the pan, stir to combine, then transfer to a serving platter.

4. Garnish with chopped chives and serve immediately.

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