Asparagus cigars

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By Valentine Warner

Published 2014

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This is a great little snack for parties, so simple, a winning time-saver. Double or triple the recipe, as the cigars disappear quickly. I took the inspiration from the amazing cook Jeremy Lee, who normally makes this with salsify.


  • 16 stalks of British asparagus
  • 4 sheets of ready-made filo pastry
  • 50


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C/fan 190°C/gas 6½.
  2. In a saucepan, cook the asparagus in enough well-salted boiling water to cover it, cooking it for only 1 minute once the water has come back to the boil. Drain, cool in cold water, then drain a