Asparagus Popover

Asparagus Popover

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: Servings: 4

This elegant asparagus popover recipe makes an elegant addition to any brunch.

Choose firm, bright green stalks with tight tips. Store upright in a glass filled with an inch of water. Snap off the woody ends – they will break off naturally. Rinse to remove any grit, especially around the tips. Peel tough parts of the stem using a vegetable peeler.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • 3 ounces Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup loosely packed)

Directions

  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, add enough salted water to reach a depth of 2 inches and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, then pat dry with paper towels. Cut the spears crosswise into thirds.
  2. In a medium cast-iron skillet, add the butter. Place the skillet in the oven to melt the butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, microwave the milk on high for about 30 seconds. Whisk in the eggs, then the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and the sugar.
  4. Add the asparagus pieces to the hot cast-iron skillet and pour the batter on top. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and bake until puffed golden-brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese.

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