Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sun, Lunch,

We need sun, not only for the asparagus but for strawberries too. As far as local produce is concerned, the weather has not been good. Some of the asparagus has been as thin as grass. It will also delay the corn I think if something doesn't happen soon. That will upset ladydog. Asparagus may be yuck but corn is a different matter.

We were supposed to go to the Red Lobster for Friday lunch but things conspired against me. An 11 delivery didn't come til 12 for a start, so we ended up with subs again. Good, but I wanted to go out to lunch.

Asparagus and Double Smoked Bacon Popover

Asparagus, double smoked bacon and leeks baked on a puffy popover topped with melted cheese!

1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 Tbs butter
1/2 cup milk, warm
3 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup gruyere, shredded

1. Bring a pan with 1 inch of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook until it turns bright green.

2. Rinse the asparagus under cold water and pat dry.

3. Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat, and set aside on paper towels to drain reserving the grease in the pan.

4. Add the leeks to the pan, saute until tender, about 2-4 minutes, set aside and turn off the heat.

5. Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt.

6. Mix the milk, eggs, flour, salt and pepper and pour it into the pan.

7. Sprinkle the asparagus, bacon, leeks and the cheese over the batter in the pan.

8. Transfer the pan to a preheated 425F/220C oven and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

Servings: 4

Author: Kevin Lynch
Source: Closet Cooking

Have a great weekend


  1. Hi Jo - hope that sun comes out ... it's getting there here - but another week of rain, in some places lots. Going out makes a change doesn't it -hope that'll happen soon.

    Love the idea of the Popover ... slightly similar to a frittata - but I enjoy all those ingredients. Our asparagus has been amazing ... and I'm enjoying it ... cheers Hilary

    1. So do I Hilary, not doing it right now. Drizzly.

      Our asparagus is OK, but there are a lot of little spindly ones.

  2. It is supposed to rain here again. Even though we had sun yesterday, everything is saturated here.

    1. I don't think things are saturated here Denise, luckily. But it sure ain't sunny either.