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asparagus strudel

★★★★☆ 10
a recipe by
Kara Barnes
Murfreesboro, TN

This looks pretty fancy, but it's really fairly easy to make. I hope you try it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Try this recipe the next time you are looking for an impressive side dish. It's a lovely way to serve asparagus, tucked away inside a scrumptious pastry.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 10
method Bake

Ingredients For asparagus strudel

  • 2 lg
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1 stick
    butter (plus more, if desired/needed)
  • 1 c
    fine bread crumbs
  • 8
    phyllo pastry sheets
  • 1 1/2 lb
    trimmed asparagus, chopped, cooked until tender
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped parsley
  • parsley sprigs
  • lemon slices
  • asparagus tips
  • 1/2 c
    plain yogurt
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    mint, chopped

How To Make asparagus strudel

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400. Saute the onions in 2 tablespoons of the butter for 10 minutes, until soft but not browned.
  • 2
    In another pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the butter and saute the crumbs until crisp.
  • 3
    Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan. Spread one phyllo pastry sheet out on a large board and brush with butter. Put another pastry sheet on top and brush with more butter. Repeat until all sheets have been used.
  • 4
    Spread the onions evenly on top of the pastry, keeping the edges clear.
  • 5
    Put the asparagus over the top of the onions and sprinkle with three-quarters of the crumbs and the parsley.
  • 6
    Fold over 2 inches all around the pastry, then fold the long edges over to make a roll. Place the roll, seam side down, on a baking sheet and bend it around into a horseshoe shape.
  • 7
    Brush with remaining melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining crumbs. Bake 40 minutes or until golden.
  • 8
    Garnish with parsley sprigs, lemon slices and asparagus tips.
  • 9
    Combine yogurt and herb dressing ingredients and serve with strudel.