Asparagus Popover

Mmm lovely asparagus. I feel that asparagus is one of those underrated vegetables. As a kid, of course you wouldn't like it, all green and wobbly looking. The first time I had it, it was wrapped in phyllo dough and covered with Parmesan. That's were it all began....

Anyways this popover it quite tasty. It is light, airy and with the melted cheese mixed in, it sort of melts in your mouth. I had a problem with it sticking to the bottom of the skillet. Even with the two tablespoons of butter you place in the pan first.

asparagus popover

1 lb asparagus
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup (118ml) milk
4 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup (62g) flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Oven 425
Bring about 2 inches of salted 
water to a boil in a medium 
Trim asparagus and cut into thirds
Add the asparagus to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes until tender
Drain, rinse and pat dry
In a cast-iron skillet, melt butter
Microwave milk for 30 seconds
Whisk in the eggs, flour, salt and pepper
Arrange asparagus in skillet
Pour batter over
Sprinkle with half the cheese
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until 
puffed and golden
Tip with remaining cheese and serve warm

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