https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/6115/asparagus-gratin

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This creamy baked dish uses the more unusual white asparagus. Some people say the flavour is stronger and better than the green variety.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of white asparagus

  • 240 ml of double cream

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • Herb crumbs

  • Handful of broken stale white bread/ sour dough

  • 4 tbsp picked parsley

  • 4 tbsp picked tarragon

  • 4 tbsp picked chervil

  • 4 tbsp picked young soft thyme

  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • 1.

    Place the cream and the 2 cloves or garlic into a small pot and reduce by ½. Season with salt and pepper. Prepare the crumbs by blitzing the crumbs and herbs together in a food processor until you get a fine very green crumb mix. Clean and trim the asparagus and blanch.

  • 2.

    Place the asparagus into a ceramic dish and pour over the cream. Liberally scatter the herb crumbs over the top of the asparagus and then place into a hot oven (200c) for 5 minutes until the crumbs are crispy and the cream bubbling (put under a grill if you want the crumbs crispier) and serve straight away.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 488kj
  • Fat Total 45g
  • Saturated Fat 28g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 18g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Sodium 641mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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