Gekochten Weißspargel

Servings: Prep Time: 15 min.  Cook Time:  10 min.

Here's what you need:

  • 2 lbs white asparagus
  • appx. 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 1 TB sugar
  • Large pot, saute pan, or asparagus pot.

Here's what you do:

  • Peel and trim your asparagus. Unlike green asparagus, the white kind must be peeled. Start about an inch down from the top fo the asparagus, and peel all the way down. Trim the cut ends off.
    • If you have just a basic pot or even just a large saute pan, cut the asparagus into 3-4" long pieces. Make sure to set aside the pieces from the top of the stalk.
    • If you have an asparagus pot, tie the asparagus into bundles; don't cut the length down.
  • Bring your water to a boil. If you are using a saute pan, only put in about an inch or so of water. For an asparagus pot, only fill as deep as you need to fully submerge the stalks of the asparagus, while keeping the delicate tips out of the water. Once boiling, add your salt and sugar and stir to dissolve.

    • If you are using a pot or saute pan, add the stalk pieces to the boiling water for 5 minutes, then add the top pieces.
    • If you have an asparagus pot, place your bundled stalks in, making sure the tips remain above the water level.
  • Cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes (more of you like your spargel a little mushy).
  • Drain and serve with butter and lemon, Hollandaise sauce,  or just simply sprinkled with salt and pepper.

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