It has been a while since I posted a recipe. This is an adaption of a Jamie Oliver recipe, I managed to make 2 large tarts, each enough to serve 6-8 people, or 4 hungry ‘me’s.
Potato, asparagus and cheese tart – recipe
- 500g potatoes, peeled and quartered
- Pinch of sea salt
- 500g asparagus spears, ends removed
- 200g filo pastry
- 100g butter, melted
- 100g Cheddar cheese, freshly grated
- 100g Lancashire cheese, freshly grated
- 3 large eggs
- 300ml double cream
- 1/2 large red onion, finely sliced
- ¼ tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
- Black pepper, freshly grounded, to taste
- Cook the potatoes in a large pot of salted boiling water for 15 minutes.
- Par-cook the asparagus over the boiling potatoes, in a steamer for 4 minutes. Afterwards, remove the asparagus and place in a bowl of cold water. This will help the asparagus retain their bright green colour.
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5.
- Layer the sheets of filo pastry in a large, ovenproof dish, brushing each layer with plenty of melted butter. Reserve a little butter for later. Ensure there is an over hang of pastry of about 2.5cm. Work quickly with the pastry so it doesn’t dry out. Covering the pastry with a slightly damp teacloth may help, whilst you prepare the ovenproof dish.
- Mash the cooked potatoes with the 2 cheeses, while they are still warm. In a separate bowl, lightly whip together the eggs and cream. Add to the cheese potato mix.
- Add the nutmeg and onion, season well with pepper and stir to form a batter.
- Pour the batter over the filo pastry. Bring up the sides of the filo and scrunch them together to form a rim.
- Drain the asparagus and line them up across the batter. Brush all over the top of the tart with the remaining melted butter.
- Place into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, until the top is golden and the batter has just set.
- Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve with salad and/or a crusty mini baguette.
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