Cultural background

  • Population 5,770,000 people
  • København (Copenhagen) is the capital of Denmark.
  • People in Denmark speak Danish, English and German.
  • Denmark is coastal lowland.
  • There is a Monarchy
  • The land is democratically ruled
  • The main religion is Christianity. In Denmark, there is freedom of religion.
  • It is told that the Vikings originate from Denmark

Culinary information

Hens in asparagus served in patty shell is a starter. It was traditionally used to traditional family gatherings and was a starter to this kind of dinners.

This is a traditional recipe.

Hens in asparagus served in the patty shell

Patty shells Ingredients:

  • 400 g wheat flour
  • 10 g of salt
  • 80 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons. lemon juice
  • 2.2 dl of water
  • 260 g butter
  • (for roll-out)

You can also by premade patty shells in the supermarket. They are a little complicated to make yourself.

Hens in asparagus Ingredients:

  • 1 piece. chicken
  • 2 pcs. carrots
  • 2 pcs. onion
  • 0.5 pcs. celeriac
  • 1 piece. bunch of potherbs
  • (among other things laurel leaves, thyme, and parsley stalk)
  • 1 piece. bouillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons. butter
  • 2 tablespoons. flour
  • 1 dl whipped cream
  • 1 can of white asparagus
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

Kitchen utensils

  • Knife
  • Tablespoon and teaspoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Chopping board
  • Cooking pot
  • Roasting pan
  • Bowl
  • Ladle


Preparation time is about 2 hours.

You can be replaced the patty shells by pre-baked patty shells from the supermarket.

Patty shells

  1. Mix flour and salt with water, melted butter, and lemon juice.
  2. Pour the dough well and let it rest a little.
  3. Make sure that the butter to the roll-out and dough has roughly the same consistency.
  4. Bank the butter out to a square that flattens a little.
  5. Sprinkle with a little flour to make it easier.
  6. Roll out the dough to a square slightly larger than the butter. Roll all corners of the dough so that it is thick in the middle.
  7. Put the butter in the middle of the dough and fold the corners up around, so the butter is completely closed inside.
  8. Place the dough on the fridge for 10 minutes.
  9. Then roll it out in a rectangle. Be careful not to let the butter out. Should it happen, then sprinkle with a little flour.
  10. Now the dough must have a “round”.
  11. Fold 1/3 of the dough towards the center. The last third is folded inwards, so there are three layers in all. Place the dough on the fridge for ½ hour.
  12. Give the dough another 3 laps of rest in the refrigerator in between. Then it can be rolled out and used as desired.
  13. To shapes the patty shells the dough is placed in muffin moulds and put some foil on top of the dough and pour dried beans or similar into the molds, so the dough does not rise too much.
  14. Bake the patty shells at 200 degrees until they are golden.

Chickens in asparagus

  1. Boil the chicken with the seasoned herbs and the bunch of potherbs until the chicken is tender.
  2. Cool it off, pick all the meat off and cut it into smaller pieces.
  3. Return the chicken carcasses back into the soup and boil for another hour.
  4. Sieve the soup, cook it if necessary further in and taste it. If it does not taste enough, it can be helped with a little bouillon cube.
  5. Make a light baking of butter and flour and sprinkle the chicken stock and a little of the water from the asparagus while whipping.
  6. Add cream and cook the stew well until it has a suitable consistency, neither too thick nor too thin.
  7. Come to the chicken meat and asparagus, cut into smaller pieces.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Get stewed in hot tartlets and serve immediately.

Other aspects

  • It is important to wash hands before and while cooking.
  • All vegetables must be rinsed thoroughly.
  • You must be especially careful with chicken and always make sure it is thoroughly cooked.
  • Always keep chicken and vegetables apart.
  • Use a clean knife and chopping board for chicken and another clean knife and another chopping board for the vegetables.

You can serve the hens in asparagus with boiled potatoes the next day. You can keep the hens in asparagus hens in asparagus in the refrigerator for a day or two. The Patty Shells can last about a week in a can. Those who have been assembled cannot be used for later