Finished Garlic Asparagus

Garlic Asparagus

I always forget about asparagus. I get so caught up in throwing cheese and bacon all over my vegetables that I forget there are simple, easy to make vegetables as well. So for this recipe I’m not going to use bacon or cheese!

Finished garlic asparagus

The asparagus turned out really well and I even decided to get fancy on the presentation! I think my former scoutmaster would be proud of my log cabin design 🙂Asparagus

Start with washing the asparagus spears.split asparagus

Then separate the bottoms off of the spears and discard.  In order to do this, grab the asparagus with your left and right hand.  Place your right thumb on the base and bend the asparagus.  Then, there will be a point where it naturally wants to snap.  Snap it.chopped asparagus

Chop the asparagus in half.boiling water blanching asparagus

For ideal color and to make sure they don’t overcook, I blanched the asparagus.  This is optional but does yield a better dish.  To blanch it, just boil some water, throw the asparagus in, and cook for 2-3 minutes.drained asparagus

Then strain them and shock them with cold water.

Butter and garlic in skillet

Now for the frying!  Combine the butter and garlic in a skillet.

Frying Asparagus

Then throw the asparagus in there.Finished Garlic Asparagus

Cook until crisp and you’re done!

Garlic Asparagus
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼th
  • Calories: 61
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 3
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
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  • 225 g Asparagus (1 bunch)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  1. Wash the asparagus and separate the stalks
  2. Boil some water and cook asparagus in boiling water for 2-3 minutes
  3. Drain the asparagus and cool in cold water
  4. Heat the butter and garlic in a skillet
  5. Fry asparagus until crisp and browning
I used more garlic than per the recipe and it was too much, so I reduced it here. In the picture I was using 2 Tbsp garlic.

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