Sunday, November 22, 2009

Better Than Pancakes..


Just so you don't think my family is hurting for a good meal, or that they are just living off of pancakes, I give you this. One of my favourite meals and it's easy. Jamie Oliver's crispy delicious asparagus and potato tart.
I have to tell you, that it is with great hesitation that I post this. Goat has a major hate on for Jamie Oliver. It started years ago, and it's silly really. But I can't control Goat anymore than he can control his erratic emotions towards Jamie. I think it stemmed from my declaration of utter love for Jamie. That if we could just meet, we would fall madly in love and run away together. We'd garden, cook and make strawberry jam till dawn! Goat took this badly. He even tried speaking with a slight lisp for sometime. It was painful to endure and gratefully, it passed after three weeks.
ingredients:
1 pound of new potatoes
1 pound of asparagus
filo pastry
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup cheddar cheese
3 organic eggs
1 cup heavy cream
Thaw your filo over night or leave out on the counter for several hours on the day. Boil your potatoes till soft. I leave the skins on as they are new potatoes and add a texture, but the choice is yours. Mash the potatoes, add the cheese, stir together. Add the cream and eggs to the potato mixture - set aside.
Get a lasagna/casserole dish out and lay one sheet of parchment in it. Using a pastry brush, apply butter to the sheet. Keep layering your filo sheets, one at a time on top of each other, moving them about in a scattered pattern. You want them to hang over the edges of your dish - brushing on butter to each layer. I use about 10 sheets. Pour your filling into the filo dish. Blanch your asparagus in a pan, drain, then lay them on top of the potato filling. Done!
Place in the oven at 375 for 25 - 30 minutes. Let sit on counter for 10 minutes to settle before serving.

Voila! Super tasty dinner!
though not complete without a side of yam fries
slsice up one yam, soak in a bowl for as long as time will allow, drop in a zip lock bag with about 1/4 cup of cornstarch.  Shake well till all fries are coated.
layout on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and bake 400 for 15 minutes.
turn, bake for another 7-10 minutes.

But she does like 'dis'.
It's annoying when daddy takes her outside and stuffs her full of marshmallows before dinner. But look how sweet they are. How can I get mad.

17 comments:

Pinecone Camp said...

That's pretty darn cute H! Give Midge a pinch for me.

mise said...

No, you couldn't get mad at all. Best run out and join them before all the marshmallows are gone.

Anoninoz said...

Gorgeous! Both the recipe and the photograph of the marshmallow-eaters!!

The Passionate Home said...

I don't even cook and I think I will try this recipe. I made your cookies and they were so good! (It must have been the jam!) Take Care Carrie

Gigi said...

Okay, I'm making this. Yum. And I love that final pic. Too sweet for words. xo

koralee said...

Ok Heather...I am going to make this one for sure...eggs may not be organic but oh well...no laying hens at our home..though that has always been my dream...to have a few clucking around. Thanks for sharing and yes your sweetie nad sweetheart make a beautiful pair! xoxoxo

Beach Vintage said...

This photo is just priceless and absolutely beautiful Heather. I would love to have this memory captured with my father when I was young.

Angela said...

Oh Daddy and our little Lilyput!
Lovely picture Heather.

Courtney said...

That looks so delicious, Heather! Also - the photo by the fire is just priceless.

Robin said...

Adorable photo, it made me smile from the inside.

vintage simple said...

Oh, Heather, that last photo..! And the whole post, really. So fun and sweet. Thank you, dear.

xo,
-maria

Barbara said...

Nope, no getting mad. Not only is that the cutest photo I've seen in ages, but they look so content!

And is that Asparagus Potato tart ever luscious looking. Love working with phyllo!

Firefly Hill said...

The marshmellow roasters are adorable! And the tart...yum. I am going to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

Firefly Hill said...

ok, i meant marshmallow...

Tracey said...

Aww they're so sweet! And you're so funny with your Jamie love :) This looks like quite the fancy dish...and sounds deeeeelsih!!!

Hope you're having a great week!

:) T

Natasha said...

Yum Yum Yum!
May I please have some of those cookies and a glass of your merlot with it too!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Amanda said...

Yum - I love this recipe too! It is always a lovely meal served a side salad. Have enjoyed reading through your posts.