Spring Starter with Wild Asparagus

Spring Starter With Wild Asparagus

Wild asparagus are small and with a slightly bitter taste, there are so many ways you can use these unique early Spring vegetables. #yourguardianchef #vegetable #asparagus
Course Starters
Cuisine Italian
Keyword buffet, Spring, Starters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 flans
Calories 301kcal
Author Laura Tobin


  • wild asparagus any amount you fetch
  • 3/4 cup butter 5 oz (at room temperature)
  • 4 fresh eggs
  • 3 boiled carrots
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 package baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs for coating
  • olive oil for coating


Pre-steam the asparagus

  • Wash the asparagus and cut 10 cm length
    Cut 10 cm from the head of the asparagus
  • Put them vertically in a glass with 1 cm ( 1/2 in) of water
    put the asparagus into a glass
  • Steam them covered in the microwave for 3 minutes.
    steamed the asparagus

Prepare the moulds

  • Coat the moulds with oil and crumbs
    coat the moulds with oil and crumbs
  • Lay the asparagus in the bottom of the moulds
    Lay the asparagus in the bottom of the moulds

Make the batter

  • Mix the butter until it is creamy
    cream the butter
  • Add 4 eggs and mix
  • Add the boiled carrots and mix
    add the boiled carrots
  • Sift the flour with the baking powder and mix all together
    add the flour
  • Last, add the cheese and a tsp of salt
    add the cheese
  • Pour the mix into the moulds
    Fill all the molds
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a hot oven at 180 C - 350 F
    bake for 30 minutes
  • Let them rest for 5 minutes then turn them upside down and fill the holes with fresh tomatoes or any other fillings you like
    Fill in the hole of the flans
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
    Spring Starter with Wild Asparagus



Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4520IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1.5mg