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Ham, egg and asparagus tart

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This recipe for a ham, egg and asparagus tart is a great option for a midweek meal for the family, or to make for a picnic in the summer. English asparagus is in season from 24 April until mid-June.

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Ingredients

  • asparagus tips 100g
  • olive oil
  • puff pastry sheet 300g
  • double cream 3 tbsp
  • gruyère 75g, grated
  • smoked ham 100g, torn into pieces
  • eggs 4 small (it’s very important to use small)

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Blanch the asparagus then toss in 1 tsp of olive oil and season. 

  • Step 2

    Unroll the pastry and score a line about 2cm in from the edge. Bake for 10 minutes until puffed and lightly golden.

  • Step 3

    Mix the cream and gruyère and season. Gently push down the middle of the tart then spoon the cheese mix inside the border all over the tart.

  • Step 4

    Lay over the ham and asparagus. Break the eggs in between the asparagus.Put back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the eggs are just set. Season before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 519
  • Carbs 28.9g
  • Protein 20.6g
  • Fat 35.6g
  • Salt 1.6g
  • Saturates 17.7g
  • Fibre 0.6g
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