A springtime delicacy, white asparagus is similar to its green cousin, but grown underground so that it doesn't turn green. The result is tender asparagus that is best enjoyed in recipes that showcase this special ingredient.
White asparagus is delicate in flavour and increasingly found in local markets. This is an easy, basic way to cook white asparagus that lets the asparagus shine. Serve with hollandaise sauce for a perfect accompaniment.
A very simple yet delicious way is to wrap freshly cooked white asparagus in ham slices. You need as many ham slices as asparagus spears. This dish is traditionally served with new potatoes.
In this recipe the classic combination of white asparagus and cooked ham is combined into a delicious snack. For the cheese, any cheese that melts fast, such as Edam or Gouda cheese, may also be used.
White asparagus is simply cooked in a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice for a quick side dish that lets this vegetable shine.
For classic German white asparagus soup, you first cook the asparagus in water, and then make a light-coloured roux to which the asparagus cooking liquid is added. To thicken, an egg yolk is added at the end.