Asparagus Tortilla

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in blog, Recipes | 5 comments

Asparagus Tortilla
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Vegetarian

Serves: 4

Preparation: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4

 

A delicious baked tortilla made with fresh asparagus. As the asparagus season is so short, I like to make as many dishes I can during May and early June when this tasty veg is in season. This tortilla can be served warm or cold – so it’s perfect for lunchboxes or picnics.

You will need an ovenproof baking dish approximately 10” x 7” (25.4cm x 17.8cm)

 

 

Ingredients:

 

4 oz/100g fresh asparagus

2 oz/50g grated cheddar cheese

1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

3 eggs

½ pint/300ml single cream

Oil or butter for greasing

Sea salt and black pepper

 

Method:

 

Rinse the asparagus and snap the thick ends off, then place in a steamer or saucepan of boiling water.

Simmer gently, covered, for about 3 minutes until almost tender.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix in the grated cheddar cheese and cream. Season with salt and pepper and then whisk until everything is combined.

When the asparagus has been simmering for 3 minutes, drain and cut into 1”/2.5cm pieces.

Grease the baking dish with a little oil or butter then put the egg mixture into the dish.

Arrange the asparagus pieces on top then sprinkle over the parmesan cheese evenly.

Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes or until puffed up and slightly golden, and the centre of the tortilla is still a little wobbly.

Remove from the oven and leave to set for a while.

Delicious warm or cold!

I really enjoy this tortilla with buttered new potatoes and fresh mint and a crunchy green salad with cherry tomatoes.

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Making this recipe tomorow
    Looking forward to making it and trying it
    Will let you know Tessa what we think

  2. Absolutely delicious, very light meal . We served it with steamed mixed veg
    Having the rest tomorrow cold with a crunchy green salad .. Nice one Tessa , will be having this again

    • That’s great news, thank you! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it! 🙂

      • Absolutely delicious, will be doing it again, and am going to experiment with other veggies too

        • Great to hear! It’s so easy to make and lots of other veggies would work with this recipe e.g. broccoli, courgettes, mixed sweet peppers (I particularly like orange and yellow ones) or tomatoes 🙂

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