Asparagus dishes are endless - the most famous is surely the asparagus soup. This baked casserole is an unusual variant.
- Asparagus soup, cooked asparagus paired with a wide variety of meats and sauces - there are many different asparagus recipes.
- We bring everything together a little bit today. And also bake it with cheese.
- There is an asparagus and ham casserole.
This asparagus and ham lye works without pre-cooking
That's the great thing about this one-pot dish *: All ingredients are layered in the baking dish. And then it says: put it in the oven! Why does it work? The potatoes are cut into thin slices and have about the same cooking time as the asparagus. So that the whole thing doesn't get too dry, a whole lot of cream comes in the baking dish. However, if cream in combination with grated nutmeg seems too boring to you, you can make a fine cheese sauce yourself. It fits perfectly in this casserole.
Also delicious: grill the green asparagus - so you can enjoy it easily
Layering the ingredients for the asparagus and ham casserole
At the bottom there is a layer of potatoes *. The cream comes first and then the asparagus wrapped in ham . Cover again with potatoes and naturally grated cheese. We need it for gratinating. It also keeps the whole thing juicy.
Recipe for asparagus and ham casserole: the cooking time and temperature
Do not work at too high temperatures, but take some time to do so. 160 degrees is enough , the casserole will be ready after about an hour. Because: If you overdo it with the temperature, the cheese will get dark and dry too quickly - but the potatoes won't at all in this short period of time.
Side dishes for the asparagus and ham casserole
Meat lovers, for whom the amount of ham is too low, can always grill a steak or fry a schnitzel *. And for vegetable fans it should be said that a side salad always works and is also served in a flash.
Optional ingredients for the asparagus and ham casserole
If you want, you can use other vegetables in your asparagus casserole. Peppers, mushrooms or fennel look great. And of course, as always for vegetarians: just leave out the ham.
Always goes well with asparagus: make hollandaise sauce yourself
Recipe for asparagus and ham casserole
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Preparation time: 60 minutes
You need these ingredients for the asparagus and ham casserole
- 750 g asparagus
- 1 kg of potatoes
- Sliced 250 g of cooked ham
- 1 spring onion
- 400 ml cream
- 5 tbsp white wine
- 0.25 tsp nutmeg (grated)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 200 g gouda
- 0.5 tsp pepper
- 0.5 tsp salt
Recipe for asparagus and ham casserole: How to prepare it
The recipe for asparagus and ham casserole in the video
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Anja Auer is the editor-in-chief of the BBQ & Food magazine "Die Frau am Grill". In addition, she runs the largest YouTube channel on the subject of "grilling" which is produced by a woman in German-speaking countries. Most of the recipes work not only on the grill, but also on the stove and in the oven. You can find more recipes at www.die-frau-am-grill.de and the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/diefrauamgrill.