Saturday, October 23, 2010

Asparagus, Potato & Sundried Tomato Filo Tart

Eating this reminds me of the days back in college when I used to have cheese and asparagus crepe for lunch. This is no crepe, but a simple and flavoursome tart made with layers of filo pastry, and then filled with a delicious combination of cheesy mashed potatoes and asparagus, then topped with sun-dried tomatoes. I came across this recipe on Jamie Oliver's website when I was searching for ideas to use the filo pastry I had in the fridge. I figured I had to use up the pastry soon as they dry out pretty quickly if left open for too long. The original recipe does not have sun-dried tomatoes. I added them to enhance the flavour of the tart with a little extra zing and saltiness. Plus, it was something I had at the back of the larder that I had forgotten about until now. If you love asparagus, then this is a wonderful dish to try. Mashed potatoes, cheese and asparagus taste fantastic together with the light and crispy filo pastry. And anything with so much butter in it has to taste good!


A Little Yumminess said...

Jamie Oliver is awesome! And this looks great...need a glass of white wine

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

He sure is...and cool too! In fact I did have white wine over the weekend (but after eating the tart....:p)