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Pan roasted white asparagus à la flamande

The season for these delicious white asparagus is coming to an end. But we were lucky, we got hold of some yesterday and we decided to make a classic with it.

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White or green they come from the same plant but the white asparagus grow underground. Once the tips break the surface, they are harvested to avoid sunlight turning them green.

Sandy soil is perfect to grow this white gold and that’s why Germany is probably the biggest producer in Europe. Belgians must be among the biggest consumers. We serve them  throughout the meal from appetiser to dessert.

You always need to peel white asparagus, even when thin, and break or cut the hard ends. Then it’s all straightforward to prepare them à la flamande. Bon appétit!

Asparagus a la flamande

Pan roasted white asparagus à la flamande

It's very seasonal but this white gold is always a delight on the menu.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetisers & Starters
Cuisine Belgian
Servings 4 people
Calories 161 kcal

EQUIPMENT (affiliate links)

Frying pan no lid
Chef knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 piece white asparagus
  • 2 piece egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 4 slices smoke ham

Instructions
 

  •  Boil the eggs for 10 min in salted water with a good dash of vinegar. After cooling, chop the yolk and white separate.
  • Wash and peel the asparagus and cut the hard end at 5 cm.
    Raw asparagus
  • Pan-roast the asparagus in butter for 8-10 min. Basting regular during frying helps for the colouring.
  • When asparagus are ready, use the same pan to quickly stir the chopped egg white into the rest of the butter. Season to taste and add the parsley. Keep the chopped egg yolk out to add additional bright yellow colour to the dish.
  • Dress all ingredients on a plate and serve with the smoked ham on the side.

Notes

Keep the hard part of the white asparagus to make a soup.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 8gFat: 14gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 287mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 141IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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