What is the best way to eat asparagus?

Eat asparagus with your fingers. Pick it up from its larger end, not from the spear. Eat asparagus with cutlery if it is served with sauce, or with melted cheese, or as an accompaniment to a dish. Do not eat the larger and tougher end of the asparagus.

What can I make with fresh asparagus?


  1. Asparagus Mushroom Stir Fry.
  2. Parmesan Asparagus Twists.
  3. Asparagus in Creamy Sauce.
  4. “Crack” Ranch Roasted Asparagus.
  5. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Pastry Bundles.
  6. Cheesy Puff Pastry Asparagus Tart.
  7. Baked Asparagus Fries.
  8. Creamy Asparagus Pasta.

What can I add to asparagus?

Here are some ideas for flavors that will complement your roasted asparagus.

  1. Lemon zest and/or lemon wedges.
  2. Sprinkle of finely grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Small handful of fresh mint or parsley, finely chopped.
  4. Light sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
  5. Pat or two of butter.

What part of asparagus do you not eat?

You can eat the whole spear except for the woody stem towards the bottom.

What sauce goes well with asparagus?

Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce is a budget friendly side dish the whole family will love. This recipe makes quick, and easy crisp-tender asparagus drizzled with an amazing lemon butter sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. It’s the best asparagus side dish of ever!

Can you fry asparagus?

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook garlic in butter for a minute, but do not brown. Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning asparagus to ensure even cooking.

How do you make good fried asparagus?

Rinse asparagus, but do not dry. The water will help the flour to adhere. Coat them in flour, dip them in egg wash and then 2 or 3 at a time, place them in the bag and shake to coat with bread crumbs. Lay them on a baking sheet until ready to fry.

How do you bake and season asparagus?


  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.

How do you prepare asparagus for cooking?

Grilled Asparagus

  1. First, snap off the woody ends.
  2. Then, lightly toss the trimmed spears with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes on a grill preheated to medium, flipping halfway through.
  4. Your asparagus is ready when it’s tender and lightly charred.

What is the best way to cook asparagus?

A little garlic and oil can go a long way, especially when it comes to asparagus. Hot oil keeps these vegetables a beautiful shade of green, while garlic adds a savory pep on the palate.

What can I do with too much asparagus?

I have a habit of buying too much asparagus when it’s in season, but it doesn’t go to waste! I toss the spears with cherry tomatoes and goat cheese for this side. Be sure to use good quality goat cheese—it makes all the difference. —Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey Pair any entree with this fresh side dish for a truly succulent meal.

How much olive oil do you put in asparagus?

Ingredients 1 1 bunch medium asparagus (1 pound) 2 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 4 1 teaspoon lemon zest 5 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper More

What to do with spring’s fresh asparagus?

Take advantage of spring’s fresh asparagus with these easy-peasy recipes that will keep you out of the kitchen and in the sunshine. This lemony tart is loaded with fontina cheese and fresh asparagus. It’s a snap to make but looks really impressive. Be advised…your guests will be vying for the last tasty slice.