Aug 12, 2010

Asparagus Rolls

This is a really easy to do appetizer recipe. Left to me, I would just make a big batch of these and just eat these for dinner. But, that's just me!

I saw these on an episode of Paula Deen's show. Loved the idea and the simplicity of making these! I've made it a few times now and its always been welcome with big smiles and everyone who has eaten these have always loved them too. So, this has now become a hall of famer in my appetizer team!

All you need is a few ingredients. Some Fillo dough, some fresh asparagus, some parmesan cheese and a little butter for brushing. You can optionally add red chilli flakes or oregano for a little kick.

Thaw the sheets a little bit so that they are easy to work with. Cut long strips approx about 3 -4 inch wide. Then, pick 3 sheets for each roll and cover the remaining so they remain moist. These do dry out real quick.

Brush just the sheet on top with a little butter. Then, sprinkle some parmesan cheese. You can also add any other seasoning you like. I added a little dried oregano too for some flavor.

Wash all your aspragus and drain the water on a paper towel. Then, snap off the hard edges so that you have about 3/4 of the top tender part left.

Place one asparagus at the bottom of the sheet and start rolling it up.

After a couple of turns, place another asparagus and roll out.

And then, place another one. You can place 3-4 asparagus depending on how thick or tender they are. Mine were really thin and tender. So, I went upto 4 on some of the rolls.

After you roll them completely, place them seam side down on a baking sheet. Brush with a little butter on top of the roll again.

And top off with a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese again.

Place them in a preheated oven at 375F for about 10-12 mins or until you see the tops turn golden. Do check the fillo dough box for the recommended temperature to bake.

And they are easy was that?

Perfect rolls to pop into your mouth. Not the whole thing but in a few bites!

I made a couple of big batches of these for a party...really..and you thought these were only for me?? Nah. That will be some other day and you can be sure that will not be'll be my own secret!

Serve warm and let your guests enjoy these wonderful rolls!

Enjoy! Peace out!


  1. wow asparagus rolls looks really awesome ..i love asparagus n must try this ..thanks for sharing


  2. I wish I got all these stuffs in bangalore :( .. looks really yumm and somehow its making me jealous on you ... Loved you last but 2 picture a lot .. looks incredibly yumm

  3. These asparagus rolls looks lovely! Would love to have one :-)

  4. lovely presentation of the asparagus rolls and lovely step by step demo.

  5. very tempting and inviting recipe.

  6. Asparagus rolls looks delicious..I am yet to cook with this veggie..thanks for sharing!

  7. thats a very delicious and healthy roll.. very easy to make one if we have the pastry sheet at handy.. the last 2 pics are simply superb

  8. whoa !!! That is amazing !!! Never saw anything like before. I am sure it will be a party hit :)

  9. we dont get phyllo sheets here in India..otherwise I would hv tried this immediately...looks super gud

  10. Oh my.. this looks fantastic. Attractive dish for sure :) But we dont get asparagus as well as the sheet here :( tats really sad..

  11. Very unusal recipe, must try it. Good clicks.

  12. Not sure if my comment came thr!..beautiful pictures..and inviting one..

  13. Yum! It looks really good! I should make this soon.I hope you won't mind,I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the asparagus widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  14. found you after my conversation with my dear buddy anu...lved ur blog...mind if it goes onto my blogroll?

  15. Simple but great for parties :)

  16. I've never tried my hand at asparagus, atleast not yet, but these look too good not to try. So these rolls might very well be my one-night stand with asparagus before I dive into a long-standing affair with them! Pray that I get into that affair, so then, I could join you for that dinner :)


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