Asparagus is one of my least liked vegetables. In fact, I won’t eat it. I never liked it and our Grandmother fixed it often. However, Lyle and Bettie are very fond of it.
When I was looking for ways to fix it, the Taste of Home Country Cooking had several recipes. This one looked so simple and foolproof that I gave it a try. It will now be one of my recipes for asparagus. They both liked it and I enjoyed the easy prep and easy cleanup. So if you are a fan of this spring vegetable, give this recipe a try.
Bake with your meat, just adding the last 25 minutes of the meat's cooking time.
Oven Baked Asparagus
1 pound fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the asparagus on a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Dot with the butter.
Bring long edges of foil together and fold over to seal. Crimp ends tightly. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. (25 minutes worked well) Carefully open foil to let steam escape. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Yield: 4 servings