|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 9mg||44%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
German white asparagus (Spargel) is easy to cook and serve. Follow these instructions and make some German boiled potatoes (Dampfkartoffeln) to go with them. Serve with melted butter, and deli ham, both cooked and dried (like prosciutto). A dry white wine rounds out the meal.
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 pound white asparagus
Gather the ingredients.
Fill a pot or pan with a tight-fitting lid halfway with water and add the salt, sugar, and butter.
Cover, and bring to a low boil over high heat.
Clean the asparagus by snapping off the woody end of each spear, where it bends naturally.
Using a vegetable peeler, and starting about 1 1/2 inch from the tip of each spear, peel away the remaining tough outer layer.
Place the prepared asparagus either lying down in the pan or standing up in an asparagus basket that fits inside a tall asparagus or spaghetti cooker. Cover, and reduce heat to medium to keep the water at a simmer.
Cook the asparagus 8 to 10 minutes, or until a knife inserted in one stalk comes out smoothly.
Remove from pan, drain and serve immediately. Serve immediately with ham, melted butter, and boiled new potatoes and Hollandaise sauce, if you wish.
- If using a tall asparagus pot, it can be helpful to tie the asparagus into bundles with kitchen twine for ease of transfer.
- Cooked white asparagus is a fantastic accompaniment to ham and boiled new potatoes with melted butter or Hollandaise sauce.