Asparagus in a Blanket Recipe

Asparagus in a Blanket Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Modified: Flickr/ Family O AbeCC 4.0

There is nothing more comforting than wrapping dough around your favorite vegetable. This asparagus in a blanket recipe is a vegetarian twist on the classic appetizer pigs in a blanket. This recipe has been adapted from the Perfect Pigs in a Blanket Recipe, and given a healthy vegetable-based twist. 

Photo Modified: Flickr/ Family O Abe/ CC 4.0

Ingredients

  • 10 asparagus stalks, cut into three two inch pieces
  • Dijon mustard, as needed
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 package of puff pastry sheets, thawed

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll each pastry sheet onto a clean work surface. Take a chopped asparagus piece and measure out a little less than the width of it on the pastry sheet and cut the sheet into long, thin strips. Divide the strips into 3-inch pieces.

To assemble, wrap the dough around the asparagus piece. Press the seam with your fingers to seal, and then set it seam side down on a baking sheet greased with cooking spray. 

Add 2 tablespoons of water to the beaten eggs and whisk quickly to combine. Using a pastry brush, brush each asparagus piece with the egg wash, then bake in the oven until the puff pastry is cooked and golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.