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White asparagus with bacon


White asparagus with bacon

Sadly no Oktoberfest for me one year. I was just not in the mood for some reason. Because of that I was able to spend a nice Saturday home with Mary and the kids. So, I awoke this morning and creating a new breakfast was on the cards – what came out was White asparagus with bacon. A damned fine brekkie this is. It looks good, but tastes better. Salty, smoky, sweet, and sour. Yes please for that, any day of the week.

White asparagus with bacon
Looks really nice doesn’t it. Smoky bacon, tangy sauce, and subtle flavours of the asparagus. You know I think I’ll be doing this breakfast again. Mmmmmmm.

A few days prior I had been doing the usual rummage throughout the supermarket and came across white asparagus. I had not that for a while. It’s very European in its origin. Oktoberfest on the horizon. OK let’s give that a go I thought to myself. So breakfast this morning was indeed that – White asparagus with bacon.

This was enough for four of us easily, and even Baby Jude had a gulp or two.

You will need;

  • 1 jar of white asparagus – or 3 stems of white asparagus per person;
  • 1 packet of streaky bacon;
  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper;
  • A little grated cheese;
  • Tomato sauce; and
  • Mayonnaise.

First to your sauce.

  1. A cup of Tomato sauce; and Mayonnaise – I actually used Japanese mayonnaise as it has a sour vinegar flavour that I love;
  2. Mix it together. It should go pink, almost thousand island dressing style;
  3. Set aside.

Griddle pan next, the ones with the ridges.

  1. Now don’t forget the asparagus is cooked if you are buying it in the jar;
  2. Take 3 asparagus stems and roll them up tightly in a strip of streaky bacon;
  3. Lay in the pan;
  4. Repeat 4 times;
  5. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and cracked black pepper;
  6. On with the heat;
  7. Fry off each side until the bacon is cooked. You want it a little crispy and with the browned lines down it;
  8. Carefully turn and repeat until the bacon is thoroughly cooked through;
  9. Sprinkle a little cheese on top at the last minute and wait until melted. You are finished.

Plating is cool. Take a dessert spoon and scoop some sauce up. At one end of the plate put that sauce in a single dollop and then stretch the spoon away from you. You should end up with a really cool shape of sauce on the plate, that you then can lay the asparagus and bacon on top. Looks real nice, takes minutes, tastes wonderful – so what’s stopping you cooking White asparagus with bacon? Do it, you’ll love. Go on – ENJOY!!!

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