Asparagus baked in puff pastry

Asparagus in puff pastry

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Asparagus in puff pastry is a great idea for a quick snack, provided that you have ready-made puff pastry in stock. You can prepare more puff pastry at home and freeze it, or buy it in the store.

In the snack which I would like to recommend to you today, puff pastry is combined with green asparagus, a bit of black sesame and salt. This snack contains neither the cheese nor the bacon with which green asparagus is usually combined. Asparagus in puff pastry from the recipe below is a great party snack, it will also work well when served as an addition to cream soup or as a breakfast dish.

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Asparagus baked in puff pastry
Asparagus

Ingredients for asparagus in puff pastry.

  • 20 pieces of green asparagus
  • 275 g puff pastry (1 packet)
  • 1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

How to make asparagus in puff pastry.

If you fancy preparing asparagus on homemade puff pastry, check the recipe for the puff pastry HERE. Otherwise, go for ready-made puff pastry.

Roll out the puff pastry on a countertop and cut it along the long side into 20, approximately 2-cm wide strips. Remove the tough part from the green asparagus, then starting at the top of each asparagus, wrap it in puff pastry. Each subsequent piece of pastry should slightly overlap the previous one.

Place the wrapped asparagus on a baking tin lined with baking paper. Drizzle it with beaten egg, sprinkle with black sesame seeds and salt on top.

Preheat an oven to 200 degrees Celsius and, once hot, put in the tray with the asparagus. Bake the asparagus wrapped in puff pastry for 30 to 35 minutes. The pastry should lightly brown and turn golden.

Baked asparagus in puff pastry
Asparagus

Good to know when making asparagus in puff pastry.

Each strip of puff pastry was 24 centimetres long and 2 centimetres wide.

I separated a hard part of the asparagus from its soft part by bending the asparagus. The point where it cracks is the separation point for the useable and dischargeable parts. I always do this, and I think it is the best way as it gives me complete confidence that the asparagus I use is definitely soft and string-free.

Do you like green asparagus? If so, try our recipe for Creamy asparagus chicken.

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