Cooking Made Easy: Jamie Oliver

I'm a huge Jamie Oliver fan, especially the Jamie at Home episodes are really lovely to watch because they include not only cooking but also gardening and I love the house the series was filmed in. This morning I watched some episodes and they included really mouth-watering recipes like an asparagus and potato tart. I found the recipe on the Internet and will now copy it for you. As soon as my Jamie at Home cookbook (which I ordered earlier) arrives, I might provide you with one or two other recipes!


- 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
 - 500g asparagus spears, woody ends removed
- 200g filo pastry
- 100g butter, melted
- 100g freshly grated Lancashire cheese
- 100g freshly grated Cheddar cheese
- 3 large organic or free-range eggs
- 1 x 284ml pot of double cream
- ¼ of a nutmeg


Put your potatoes into a pan of salted boiling water and cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile blanch your asparagus in a separate pan of salted boiling water for 4 minutes, and drain in a colander.

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Get an ovenproof dish – I’ve used many different shapes and sizes. Layer the sheets of filo pastry in the dish, brushing them with melted butter as you go and letting about 2.5cm hang over the edge. You want to get the pastry about five layers thick. Put a clean, damp tea towel over the top and put to one side.

When the potatoes are done, mash them with the cheeses. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs and cream and stir in your cheesy mashed potato. Grate in the nutmeg, season well with pepper and mix together. Spread the mashed potato over the filo pastry, then bring up the sides of the filo and scrunch them together to form a rim. Take your blanched asparagus and line them up across the filling, making sure you cover it all. Brush all over with the remaining melted butter and pop into the preheated oven for around 20 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve just as you would a quiche for a quick lunch or supper, with a salad.

Now how does that sound to you? Do you think you're gonna try it? Also tell me who is your favourite cook?


  1. I had watched his TV show many years ago! and he went to iron chef thing:)....I do like the way he cook!!! and he 's super fast:)..the recipe above look amazing:)


  2. I loooooove Jamie O liver! He made me love cooking! All his recipes seem so is! Definiteley going to try this! I am sure it's delicious!


  3. wooooowww!!!


  4. very interesting! the recipe looks delicious!!


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  6. That looks delicious!


  7. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I want some of that now! Look so yummy! But I am never good at cooking! :(

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  9. yummy! I love Jamie Oliver, all he does seems so delicious!

  10. That does sound so good! I'm not a huge fan of asparagus so maybe I could substitute avocado or spinach. :) And Jamie Oliver is a fantastic cook! I always watch what he does when he visits the show The Biggest Loser. He teaches the contestants how to make awesome food. :) <3


  11. Love Jamie! His shows are always so entertaining and the food he makes is so simple and easy to follow! Love his 30 minute meals show and book!


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  13. I also love Jamie Oliver! Recently I haven't had much time to cook... mostly been eating out. Can't wait to read more of your recipe posts. xo


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  15. You've already got me drooling. Yum!

  16. WOW! I love your recipe!! I do! Kisses!


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  19. I love Jamie! His recipes are always straight forward and taste great!

    Sarah x


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