Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo

Total time: 30 minutes

 Ingredients:

  • 6 fat, green asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 6" (15cm) tips
  • 3 slices Prosciutto or other dry-cured ham, cut in half the long way
  • 2 sheets phyllo dough
  • olive oil
  • To garnish:
  • 6 slices goat cheese
  • fresh chives, chopped

Instructions:

  • Heat in inch of water in a medium skillet to boiling.
  • Add asparagus in a single layer, cover and cook 4 minutes.
  • Remove asparagus to a plate.
  • Lay out 1 sheet of phyllo and brush all over with olive oil (keep the other sheet covered so it doesn't dry out)
  • Cut the phyllo in thirds the long way.
  • Lay a strip of ham, the long way on each sheet.
  • Lay an asparagus spear cross-wise on the ham / phyllo and roll up like a cigar.
  • Brush roll all over with olive oil.
  • Repeat with remaining asparagus and ham. 
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake, 400F (200C) oven for 10 - 12 minutes until nicely browned.
  • Lay slices of goat cheese on two plates, Sprinkle with chives.
  • Add wrapped asparagus and serve.