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Crispy Asparagus Straws



Crispy Asparagus Straws
Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes Number of Servings: 8
Actual Cooking Time:less than 15 minutes Source: California Asparagus Commission
Food Groups: Grains, Milk & Milk Products, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Appetizers, Snack
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients)

This is a fast appetizer with great flavor. You can prepare them ahead of time and bake just before serving. As an option you can add a slice of prosciutto when you roll the asparagus up in the dough.

Ingredients:

36 California Asparagus spears
4 sheets Phyllo dough, thawed
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup Butter, melted
Salt and Pepper to sprinkle on top

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425° F

Trim ends of asparagus. Blanche asparagus in boiling salted water until lightly
tender to the bite, about 3 minutes.

Place one sheet of phyllo on a cutting board. Set aside the remaining sheets,
cover with a damp towel. Brush the phyllo sheet with melted butter. Cut the sheet
into nine rectangles, two cuts down from the top, two cuts across.

Place an asparagus spear at the bottom of the short side of the rectangle with the tip
sticking out from the dough by 2 inches. Sprinkle on a teaspoon of cheese. Roll
up spear and seal with butter.

Finish with remaining spears. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, salt and pepper.

Cover the exposed asparagus tips with foil. Bake until golden brown and crispy 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes 36 single asparagus straws.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 161
Total Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 312 mg
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 213 mg
Iron:

Cook's Notes:

One serving equals four wrapped spears