Alice B. Toklas' Asparagus in Salt & Pepper Whipped Cream

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Author Notes: The one way you probably haven't thought about serving asparagus -- and you should. Adapted slightly from Greene on Greens by Bert GreeneGenius Recipes


Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and peeled
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 250º F. Cook the asparagus in boiling, salted water, or steam, until just tender. Place the drained asparagus in a shallow serving dish, and keep it warm in the oven. (Asparagus may be blanched ahead of time and reheated in a warm oven, if desired.)
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the butter with 1/4 cup heavy cream over low heat. Stir and pour over the asparagus; return the asparagus to the oven.
  3. Beat the remaining 3/4 cup cream with the salt and pepper until soft peaks form. Spoon over the hot asparagus. Serve immediately.

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