Thursday, May 15, 2014

Asparagus and Ham Puff

Our neighbor gives us asparagus every spring. I usually just saute it in butter, but tonight I decided to make a main dish out of it. I posted this recipe awhile back using broccoli instead of asparagus. It's simply delicious. Josh set down to eat and said, "What is this?" After he had a few bites he was taking back his sarcastic comment and dipped a second helping.

Broccoli and Ham Puff

1/4 cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

 Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet
or 9 x 13 dish. Beat remaining ingredients together
and pour into dish. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes
until puffy and golden brown.

3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 lb. asparagus, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked ham, chopped
3/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
I didn't have cheddar on hand so I used Havarti slices in the bottom
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a skillet and add asparagus and ham. Saute
until asparagus is slightly soft. Whisk together milk and flour.
Add to skillet and stir until thickened. Reduce heat and
add sour cream, lemon juice and hot sauce.
Sprinkle in some salt and pepper if it needs it.
Pour into puff and top with cheese.
Return to the oven for a few minutes
to melt the cheese. 


p.s. Please note this is not like puff pastry-
It's more like a fluffy pancake.


  1. I have been making this too but with bacon instead of ham. We love it!! The first time I fixed it D said it was the best thing I had made in awhile. :)

  2. We at this at home on toast - Love it! Your little gal is a sweetheart; reminds me of some of Sheri's baby pics.

  3. I made this for lunch today and we both LOVED it!! So yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Oh this looks just scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe :).