Asparagus is on sale again! It’s now $1.99/lb at our local grocer (instead of the usual $2.99/lb) and so we bought a bunch! I really like asparagus, but it apparently makes your pee stink! I like asparagus because it is a green crunchy vegetable that is not leafy. How many green crunchy vegetables are there that are not leafy? I can think of broccoli, and that’s about it. I like leafy greens, but Jas does not like leaves because he says they are ‘bitter’, so asparagus works as a good veggie for us!
Asparagus stalks can sometimes be fibrous. As a frugal-ite, I peel the outermost layers off bottom 2-3 inches of the asparagus with a fruit peeler instead of chopping them off. It works, and it is no longer fibrous. It takes a while to peel the asparagus though, so beware of this when cooking asparagus!
Ingredients (serves 2-3 as a side)
- 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 lb)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
Peel away the outer layer of the bottom 2-3 inches of the asparagus stems with a fruit/potato peeler, then slice the asparagus into 2-inch segments.
In a heated pan, add butter and let the butter melt. When the butter has melted, add the garlic to the butter and fry the garlic until golden and fragrant.
Add the asparagus segments to the pan with the garlic and butter, and fry until the asparagus is cooked.
Season with salt and pepper, then serve and enjoy!