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Asparagus & Jersey Royals Filo Tart

Asparagus & Jersey Royals Filo Tart

Oh my all of my favourite things thrown into a filo tart. Asparagus & Jersey Royals Filo Tart!  When I started to think about this and then actually made it, I thought it should work, but you never quite know do you? But I’m very happy to say it’s delicious, it’s easy and you can eat it hot or cold. It’s lighter than shortcrust pastry.  I just served it with a chopped salad of avocado, sweetcorn, tomatoes and beetroot and it was the best supper.

For me all these ingredients are a taste of spring with the promise of summer approaching. Yip Yar!

Asparagus

I do so love British Asparagus however these days Asparagus is available year-round. Spring tends to be  the best season for this nutritious vegetable. Crops are usually harvested from late February to June. With April May being considered the prime months and high season for asparagus. 

So is asparagus good for you? Simply answered – yes! It’s an  excellent source of vitamin K, antioxidants, and thiamine. And you don’t have to spend a lot of calories to get these benefits.

Three spears of asparagus are very very low in calories,  they add up to 9 calories and hardly need to be counted. In those three spears, you’ll also get nearly 1 gram of fiber, and that’s a win-win situation. Check out more of the benefit if you like, there’s a really comprehensive article on the BBC website 

You could add anything you like really, but please have a go at this one (you could leave the bacon medallions out it you want a veggie option). Somehow though the salty bacon with asparagus seems  a match made in heaven!

And not just for supper it would also be perfect at a summer bash or on a picnic and even in lunch boxes for a change

Please let me know if you make this Asparagus & Jersey Royals Filo Tart and what you think, I love your comments, so please drop me one below the recipe if you get time

I love asparagus and I have a couple of other recipes on my site – one of my faves is my Asparagus Salad maybe have a look! It’s also vegan too….

Also just saying bit I have some lovely little Mushroom & Bacon Filo Tarts too

Big Love Cx

Ingredients

  • 5 Sheets Filo Pastry
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil, or spray of fry light
  • 300g Jersey Royal New Potatoes (you can use others) , skin on cut into 1cm rounds
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil or spray of Fry Light
  • 5 Smoked Bacon Medallions, cut into largest strips
  • Bunch Asparagus (I used 8 spears)
  • 3 Free-Range Eggs
  • 1/4 Pt Semi Skimmed milk
  • Black Pepper
  • Small Handful grated Cheese, not too much

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat Oven 180C/ 350F/ Gas4
  2. In a pan boil your new potatoes until tender approx. 10 minutes, drain and pop on one side
  3. In a Tin 20cm x 25cm (8′ x 10′) – I used a rectangular tin for a change but you can use a round tin (loose bottom if you want to present your tart nicely) Next take a sheet of Filo and pop it in the tin carefully, don’t worry if it breaks a little, brush with olive oil . Then place another sheet of Filo on top at a slightly different angle, again brush with a little olive oil.
  4. Carry on until you have used all 5 sheets. Don’t worry if it’s hanging over the edge of the tin – simply scrunch it up a bit. Nothing too perfect!
  5. In a large frying pan use some olive oil or fry light and fry your bacon pieces, asparagus spheres and cooked new potatoes, until they start to take on some colour, approx. 10 minutes or so. Then pop your fried potatoes, asparagus and bacon mix into your Filo  tart
  6. Next in a small bowl whisk your eggs and milk together, seasoning with Black Pepper. Pour this mix into the filo tart
  7. Finally sprinkle with a  little cheese and pop in the oven on a baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the fling is set and it’s a light golden brown
  8. Remove and serve – or leave to cool and serve at room temperature
  9. Enjoy – YUM!

 

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Comments

Claire @foodiequine says:
Just spotted this on #cookblogshare and had to take a closer look. Absolutely love everything about it. I had my first British Asparagus of the season yesterday and will be eating it as often as I ca over the next few weeks. Bookmarking this recipe to try.
    Clare x says:
    Me too Claire I LOVE British Asparagus - can't get enough of it! Thanks for your comment Cx
Kat Eat.Love.Live says:
I love baking tarts and this combo looks delish! This screams comfort food. Yum!! Xx #cookblogshare
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain says:
Oh this looks so delicious Clare. I bet it tasted amazing with that gorgeous asparagus in the filo pastry - such a lovely change to use filo rather than the usual shortcrust. #CookBlogShare. Angela x
Mandy says:
This looks absolutely delicious. I haven't had any asparagus this year but I think I'll have to take a little trip down to the greengrocers later to pick some up. Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare X
Corina @ SearchingforSpice.com says:
I love simple tarts like this and asparagus is a great addition with the jersey royals!
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Ilka says:
These Filo Tarts look super delicious! Love that you added asparagus! So Yummy!
Carole Tilsley says:
Great receipt - perfect for a sultry summer. Evening with a salad. Left overs for lunch today