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How to De-Grit Asparagus
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Rachel July 23, 2013
Growing up in a place with tons of local asparagus, the way we always prepared them was to hold each spear between two hands and bend it until it snapped, then to put the top halves in shallow vessel of warm water (not to hot, don't want anything to cook) and let them sit for five minutes. Then lift out the asparagus (lifting is important--the grit sinks to the bottom), rinse the container, and repeat. If they seemed particularly sandy before any preparation, the rinse and lift can be repeated a third time. If you disregard the snapping step, this works really well for sandy leeks too.
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