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White asparagus with ham, egg, potato, chives, parsley and brown butter.

A White Asparagus Recipe

A white asparagus recipe with rolled ham, hard-boiled eggs, boiled new potatoes, fresh herbs and browned butter. The absolute best way to enjoy white asparagus.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 906kcal
Cost: $20/ 15€

Ingredients

  • 1 kg white asparagus
  • 4-6 slices ham rolled
  • 2-3 whole eggs hard-boiled
  • 100 g butter browned
  • ½ pc lemon juice
  • ¼ bunch parsley finely chopped
  • ¼ bunch chives finely chopped
  • tsp smoked paprika optional (for the eggs)
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Maldon Salt to taste

For the Potatoes

  • ½ kg new potatoes
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

For Cooking the White Asparagus

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ pc lemon

Instructions 

  • Wash the potatoes well and cover with cold water. Add 1 bay leaf and a clove of peeled garlic. Season generously with salt and bring to a boil.
    Cook until nicely tender, about 10 minutes on a simmer. Once cooked, strain, season with salt, pepper and keep warm until the rest of the meal is ready.
  • Peel the white asparagus from top to bottom holding as shown in the picture.
    Once they are peeled, remove about 3 cm (1inch) off the bottom with a knife.
    Peeling the white asparagus.
  • Get a pan and fill it with just enough water to cover the asparagus completely. Season the water with salt, a lemon cut in half, sugar, bay leaf and a knob of butter (roughly 1 tbsp).
    Bring to a boil and then add the white asparagus. Simmer until soft when poked with a knife. Approx 8-15 minutes.
    When the asparagus is cooked, let it cool slightly in the cooking liquid.
  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil for the eggs. Once it boils, add the eggs and set the timer for 11 minutes.
    When the timer goes off, run the eggs under cold water until cooled (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Peel the eggs and chop them finely or use a fork to mash them up. Season with a little salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Set this aside.
    Hard boiled eggs chopped in a bowl.
  • Brown the butter in a small pan (swirling constantly) until you see little brown bits on the bottom and it smells amazing. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Once the asparagus is cooked and cooled slightly, set on a plate with paper towels to dry.
    Get a sauté pan hot and add a knob of butter (roughly 1 tbsp) and sauté the asparagus until slightly golden brown. Hit it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper at the end.
  • Serve the asparagus family style with all the options on the table. Put some asparagus on your plate and then pile on eggs, rolled ham, fresh herbs and drizzle generously with warm brown butter.
    Enjoy and smakelijk eten! (Enjoy your meal, in Dutch)
    White asparagus with ham, egg, potato, chives, parsley and brown butter.

Notes

Make sure to peel the asparagus properly and to take off all the skin because it's super chewy and inedible.

Nutrition

Calories: 906kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 1153mg | Potassium: 2299mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 6108IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 14mg
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