Sunday, May 6, 2012

Finally! It's asparagus time!

The asparagus season has started a few weeks ago, and that means we can finally eat this lovely meal again! Everywhere along the road you can see - and buy! - them, so on the way from the south of Holland to our home we stopped somewhere and bought 2 kilo's of fresh asparagus.
The same evening - offcourse - we prepared them and enjoyed it with the family. However, we thought it would be nice to post this recipe for you. Read on and discover!

You don't need a certain amount asparagus for 4 or 6 people (or more or less). You can choose your own amount, with what you feel comfortable. We love to have about 4 per person. 

We used, for 6 persons:
2 kg asparagus
1 kg small potatoes
6 eggs
500 gr ham cubes (smoked)
125 gr butter

To do:
Cut your potatoes in the size you like. Put them in a preheated oven (180 C) with some oil, salt and pepper. Keep you eye on them and toss them now and then. They need to stay there for about 30 minutes, or until they are softened, crispy and lightly brown.

Peel the asparagus until there are no tuff pieces left.

Put them straight standing in a pan with boiling water, with their tips just above the water. Let them cook for about 20 minutes, or until they are soft and flexible.

In the meantime you can boil your eggs. When you like them to be a bit soft, take them out after 10 minutes or so. Otherwise you can let them boil a few minutes more.
Now melt the butter in a saucepan. When it has melted completely, pour in your ham. (Make sure that you don't bake the meat, because you want this to be a warm buttersauce with heated ham cubes). When the sauce is warm you can peel your eggs and cut them in four pieces (or other sizes and shapes) and warm them up in your sauce as well.

Now put your potatoes on your plate with the asparagus and pour the sauce over. Serve -and eat (: - immediately.


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