How to make salty puddings: 2 unique recipes of carrot and asparagus

The sweet puddings they are, in general, popular recipes and tremendously known, which ultimately appeal to most people (and also to the smallest of the house). In this sense, the traditional recipe is made with egg, milk and sugar, ingredients that are cooked in a bain-marie in a mold with a base covered in caramel, being in turn popularly called with the name of roasted milk.

However, when it comes to sweet options, it is true that today it is possible to find a wide variety of recipes: chocolate, coffee, cheese, fruit ... And at Christmas, the elaboration of delicious flan is ideal of nougat. But, have you ever encouraged to prepare a salty flan?.

There is no doubt that we are faced with a type of recipe the least innovative and curious, given that it breaks the schemes of the most traditional pastry chefs. Moreover, this type of puddings should not be considered as desserts and rather as another option to include within first and second courses.

How to make a carrot flan

If you like carrots You are probably passionate about the result of this curious flan. And it is that this recipe of flan that we are going to prepare is a salty recipe, it is not a sweet flan, made with carrots. On the other hand, we must mention that you can also prepare it with any other vegetable such as pumpkin, cauliflower, or an assortment of vegetables.


  • A kilo of carrots.
  • A leek
  • 5 eggs
  • 50 grams of unsalted butter
  • A little virgin olive oil.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • Coarse salt.


We wash the carrots and remove the skin.

We cut the carrots into pieces and cook them with water to cover them and a little salt.

We cook the carrots until they are tender.

We drain the water from the carrots and reserve them.

Wash the leek and cut into small pieces.

In a frying pan with a little dish of virgin olive oil we are frying the leek and add a pinch of ground black pepper.

Once the leek is cooked, remove it from the heat and add it to the cooked carrots.

We passed the carrots and leeks through the blender.

Beat the eggs well and add them to the mixture of carrots and leeks.

We spread the walls and the bottom of a pot or cauldron with a little butter.

Cover the pot and put to cook the flan with fire under about 30 minutes or until we see that the flan has set.

Check if it is cooked by clicking with a toothpick or the tip of a knife that should come out clean without debris.

We extinguish the fire, uncover and let rest a few minutes before unmolding it.

How to prepare a flan of asparagus

The asparagus custard It is very easy to prepare and it is a good idea to present it as a first course or starter. With the quantities that we are going to provide, we will have a flan for 6 or 8 servings.


  • A can of white asparagus.
  • 100 ml. milk.
  • Of the water of the asparagus, 50 ml.
  • 6 eggs
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • A teaspoon of butter to grease the mold.


In a bowl we beat the eggs well.

We chop the asparagus and add them to the egg shake.

We also add milk, water, pepper and salt.

We beat again.

In the container or mold where we are going to cook the flan add the butter to spread bottom and walls.

In a pot or cauldron we put a bottom of water to make the flan in a bain-marie.

Place the mold inside, cover the cauldron and let it cook with minimum heat for at least 30 minutes.

Check if the flan is set before removing it from the fire.

We will stick with a stick, skewer or with the tip of the knife to observe if it has already set.

Turn off the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes before unmolding it.

We can eat it warm or cold.

If you prefer cold, we reserve it in the fridge until the moment you serve it.

At the time of serving we can accompany it with mayonnaise, and garnished with a few leaves of lettuce or a mix of salad leaves.

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