I was wondering if anyone has come up with any clever alternative uses for an asparagus pot-- the small tall pots with a mesh insert? Thank you
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
(Fresh) Pastas, Immersion blender Mayo, & Fryer (for small quantities).
Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.
Also, for processing small batches of pickles and jams.
Pegeen is a trusted home cook.
Could be a nice vase for larger branches from spring-flowering shrubs and trees. For flowers, if the stems aren't tall enough, fill the pot with marbles or rocks to raise the bottom.
If it's taking up room in a cabinet, you could use it on the counter, or hang it on the wall, to hold utensils.
i use it as a vase for long-stemmed flowers.
In winter it works for hot cocoa and to heat stock for risotto. I find it comes in handy just as an extra pot if I've got big pots on the front burners.
I have a pot known as a fourth burner pot aka asparagus pot (not an asparagus pot used occasionally as a 4th burner pot). Since I have a tiny stove, I use it all.the.time for steaming any vegetables, making pasta, anything involving little stirring and some boiling...even just heating a lot of water or stock for another dish.
Best ever for cooking rice -- no risk of boil overs!
Does anyone have a recommendation for a brand of asparagus pot? I have seen the Double-clad pot and one from Pfaltzgraff that is steel with porcelain that is very handsome.
I use mine all the time for making small batches of stock from leftover bones and veggies. I put everything into the insert, cover with water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for a couple of hours. When done just pull out insert with everything still in it and discard all the bits and pieces. It couldn't be simpler, and the whole thing fits into a small dishwasher (even the drawer) with ease. Makes about 1 quart.
It's easy, peasy.
5 Minutes to a Sparkly Microwave
My Family Recipe: Mexican Meatballs
What's New in the Neighborhood
Simplest Homemade Doughnuts
The Hits Keep Coming