Eat like a German - German Recipe:
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Bacon-wrapped asparagus
[ source: German Cookbooks]

Serves: 6 persons

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A simple yet yummy dish that combines both bacon and asparagus.

Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, the asparagus plant being rich in this compound.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. asparagus (18 spears)
  • 12 bacon strips (12 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
  • Salt

Procedure:

Wash asparagus and cut off hard ends. Place in a large pot, cover with water, add a little salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. (Test the bottoms with a fork to make sure the asparagus is tender and crisp.) While the asparagus is cooking place bacon stripes in a pan and precook for 3 minutes (they should not be crisp) and place on a paper towel. Once asparagus is cooked carefully place the stalks on a platter. Take three stalks and wrap two strips of bacon around them and place in a shallow casserole dish. Repeat this with all the asparagus and bacon. Melt the butter and drizzle over the bacon and asparagus. Sprinkle the parmesan on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 400° for 6-8 minutes and broil on high for another 5-7 minutes. Serve with bread.

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