Thursday, June 27, 2013

Baked Asparagus with Schnitzel and Ham

Baked Asparagus with Schnitzel and Ham
It's asparagus season. And that means, my husband's favorite white vegetable must always be present on our table, almost every week. I think this time, he noticed that we were not too enthusiastic about going with him on a ride to the asparagus farms to buy them freshly-picked. That means, he also noticed we were not too enthusiastic about eating asparagus weekly. But asparagus is his favorite, and it is only sold fresh for a limited time!

Therefore, he tends to cook more with asparagus in the menu when during asparagus season. Sadly, the rest of the family are getting bored so he took to finding ways to make asparagus eating more interesting for the rest of the family.

Just like this recipe: Baked Asparagus with Schnitzel and Ham.

1 kilo white Asparagus
1/8 liter asparagus water
a pack of grated cheese
5 tbsp cream
4 schnitzel
2 tbsp oil
1 pack Sauce Hollandaise
75 g butter
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tbsp sugar


1. Wash and peel the asparagus, in a lightly salted water, boil around 15-20 minutes.
2. Put around 1/8 liter from the asparagus water and mix with the cream and Sauce Hollandaise in a pot and cook in medium heat, add the butter and then the gratin cheese while slowly stirring. Set aside.
3. Dredge each schnitzel pieces through the flour and fry in hot oil between 2-3 minutes.
4. Place the pieces of schnitzel side by side inside a baking form, topped by the asparagus wrapped with ham, then pour over the sauce.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees around 10 minutes.

Baked Asparagus with Schnitzel and Ham, with new potatoes as side dish
Well, the asparagus looked different this time and the new potatoes as side dish looked good. The girls enthusiastically grabbed their plates and enjoyed their asparagus meal. I enjoyed it, too. Try it!

Other asparagus recipe here.

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