Monday, November 26, 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Secret Recipe Club

This month, my assigned blog was Fried Ice & Donut Holes. Melissa, who is a teacher by trade, started her food blog in 2009. I love the story behind her blog's name and she has some GREAT recipes, it was so hard for me to choose.

When I saw her Asparagus Gruyere Tart, I was on board. My husband had been begging for steak when he got home from visiting his family and seeing his little brother graduate from Basic Training. I thought this tart would be the perfect side (instead of having potatoes) and we just recently tried gruyere for the first time and absolutely love it!
Asparagus Gruyere Tart - a fancy, but easy side dish that is flaky, cheesy, and delicious! #asparagus #sidedish
This tart was so amazing! You really can't go wrong with anything made with puff pastry. It's so flaky and airy. The gruyere is smoky and sharp, but not too sharp, so it paired perfectly with the asparagus. This will definitely be a regular side for us to have with steak.

What you need:
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed, but cold
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  1. Unfold your puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Slice into 6 rectangles. This is particularly easy since it's already got a creased from being folded into thirds.
  2. Score a 1/4-inch border along the inside of each rectangle and place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Top with cheese and then add 5 to 6 asparagus spears on to the cheese.
  5. Brush or mist with olive oil and sprinkle with more pepper.
  6. Bake at 400* for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! I LOVE asparagus and gruyere is by far my favourite kind of cheese, so I can only imagine how tasty this is!

Avril said...

Serious yumminess!! Fabulous SRC pick for November :-)

Anonymous said...

This looks so easy! And delicious! Great pick!

Anonymous said...

My kind of recipe, love everything about it!

You choose a definitely winner for your SRC...

Hope you are having fun browsing through the links!

Happy Reveal Day!

Cindy said...

I recently developed a love for all things gruyere! This looks like a great use for it. I love working with frozen puff pastry. I always keep a package in the freezer for quick recipes.
Great SRC pick.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, yum!!! Who can go wrong with asparagus and cheese? Seriously one of the best veggie combos ever

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you liked these! They definitely became a favorite in our house. Thank you for the kind words about my blog, too! Great pick :)

Emily said...

This side dish would certainly make a meal a bit more special. Great pick!

Unknown said...

Oh WOW! This looks to pretty and serving it as a side dish to steak seems like a match made in heaven.
Really nice choice for SRC!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Baking Addict said...

I've just been to Fried Ice and donut Holes. Love this asparagus tart. Great SRC pick!

Kitchen Ninja said...

So cute -- a perfect side!

Jenni said...

Your asparagus tart looks great, and it would be the perfect compliment to steak! Delicious!

Chocolate & Chillies said...

YUM!!!! Amazing side dish! Great SRC pick!

April said...

This looks so elegant but easy to make. It's a nice change of pace to make something besides potatoes to go with steak.

Kirstin said...

this seems so simple and so yummy and so sophisticated. I will have to try it sometime.

Fellow Group D'er