Creamed white asparagus

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    White asparagus is usually cooked in plenty of water but when the stems are rather thin and cut into smaller pieces, it can also be sauteed. The sugar is added t remove any bitterness.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 1kg white asparagus
    • 15g butter
    • lemom juice to taste
    • 1 pinch caster sugar
    • 100ml double cream

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Peel the asparagus with a vegetable peeler from top to bottom, starting below the tips. Cut off any woody ends with a knife and cut the spears into 3 equal pieces.
    2. Heat the butter in a frying pan and add the asparagus. Drizzle with lemon juice and add the sugar.
    3. Cook and stir until the asparagus is soft and can be easily pierced with a sharp knife, about 10 to 15 minutes, turning it often. Towards the end stir in the cream and cook till reduced slightly.
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