An American Skillet’s Recipe: Bread Pudding with Asparagus and Fontina Cheese

We fell in love with the cast iron state shaped skillets as soon as we saw them for the first time. The American Skillet Co., located in Madison, WI, specializes in the making of cast iron skillets, and we are proud to sell them at our store. Their USA made (and WI made) skillets are the perfect pan, so versatile, and so fun to use.

Here is a recipe the guys at The American Skillet Co. posted on their website, and we think this is going to be DELICIOUS. Send us a photo if you try it! Yummy!

Bread Pudding with Asparagus & Fontina Cheese

What you’ll need:

6-10 thick slices stale French bread, each slice cut in half

1- 1 1/2 cup whole milk

3 large eggs

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/3- 1/2 lb. asparagus, cut into 1inch pieces

1/4 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs such as chives, flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, thyme, and marjoram

3 tbsp. grated Romano, Parmesan, or any hard Italian cheese

1/4lb. Fontina cheese, slivered

1/2 Tbs. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Put it all together:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, salt, pepper and reserved milk until well blended. Arrange the bread in the skillet. Set some asparagus tips aside and then top the bread with the remaining asparagus and the mixed herbs.

Sprinkle the cheeses over the asparagus. Pour the milk-egg mixture over the top, and dot with the butter. Bake until the top is crusty brown and a knife inserted into the middle of the pudding comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes. Check on it. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, top with the reserved asparagus tips. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Last week we featured a Mac & Cheese Recipe by The American Skillet Co. on our FACEBOOK  page. It got lots of attention, you should check it out! And when you are there, take the time to like our page, we are always posting about amazing kitchen gadgets, recipes and much more. Oh, and if you do cook any of the recipes we post, please post a photo of them on our Facebook page, we would love that.

Happy cooking, everyone!