Asparagus Patè Crèpes

It doesn’t quite feel like spring is officially here until asparagus has been spotted, does it?

In Italy, the harvesting season takes place from the end of March until May and we’re looking forward to eating as much asparagus as we can until its brief season is over!

I love crèpes because they are a suitable dish for all type of occasions: a romantic dinner, a snack with friends, a brunch… so today I want to share with you my delicious crèpes made with asparagus! An easy and comfort dish that you can prepare in advance and warm it up when needed.

I will also show you my recipe to make a homemade asparagus patè but don’t forget that you can always use our delicious artisan asparagus Patè with any of your favourite recipes.

This versatile Pâté d’Asparagi has a smooth and creamy texture that is always pleasant to taste. You can use it straight from the jar as a spread and topping. Spread on tarallini, bruschetta, crostini or sandwiches. Great as salad dressings or add few spoons to your soups and stews.

You can also make a quick and delicious plate of pasta. Simply, heat the paté in a saucepan and add few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water to dilute the sauce. Add the drained pasta to the saucepan, then mix well. It is also great as a sauce for meat or fish dishes.

Find out more details about asparagus in our article: Asparagus, the Spring Table King”!

What are you waiting for? Try my:

Asparagus Patè Crepès

Ingredients for 12 crèpes

  • 500ml Whole Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 40g Butter
  • 250g Flour
  • Ingredients

  • For the White sauce:

  • 500ml Whole Milk
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 50g Flour
  • 50g Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt

For the Asparagus Patè:

First of all, prepare the crèpes mixture. Sift the flour and mix with the milk, stirring well.

Sift the flour

In the meanwhile, beat the eggs with salt and then add them to the flour and milk mixture.

Add the beaten eggs

Finally, add the melted butter and stir all together, obtaining a smooth mixture.

Add melted butter

Cover with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour.

White Sauce

Warm up the milk, previously seasoned with nutmeg and pepper. Melt the butter in a second pot on a low heat, and add the flour. Stir very quickly, avoiding clots. When the mixture will be uniform, add the warm milk, add salt, and keep stirring until thicker and smooth.

White sauce

Asparagus Patè

Wash the asparagus and snap off the bottom inch or so. Then, cook them in a pot full of boiling water, placing them vertically.

Boil the asparagus

Saving the tips from the hot water. As they will be tender, remove them from the water and chop into pieces. Save some of the tips to decorate at the end.

Chop the asparagus and save some of the tips for later

Fry the pieces in a pan with 30g of butter for 5 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper, and turn off the heat.

Sauteè the asparagus with butter

Blend the asparagus in a mixer, and gradually add 3/4 of the white sauce, combine them with the blender.

Asparagus Patè

Let’s combine!

Start preparing the crèpes: heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the mixture onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe.

Cook your crepes

Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the mixure coats the surface evenly. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side.

A pile of crepes

Fill the crepes with the asparagus patè and sprinkle with grated swiss cheese. Fold into quarters into a triangle.

Fill the crepes with the asparagus patè

Place the crepes on a tin, previously lined with baking foil. Pour the remaining sauce on top of the crèpes and sprinkle with grated parmesan. Decorate with the saved asparagus tips.

Place in a baking tin

Before serving the crepès, grill them in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until brown.

Serve warm… super delicious!

Enjoy and… Buon Appetito!

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