From the garden...Sautéed Asparagus With Bacon

I used to get in trouble with our Grandma for wanting to pick asparagus for lunch after it should be left to grow for next year.  That’s how much I love it…so I couldn’t help making the asparagus recipes from "everyday food".  I used my wok for this dish.
Asparagus is an old homestead vegetable - once established, it comes back every year with minimal care.
Sautéed Asparagus With Bacon
  2       Slices  Bacon -- cut in 1" pieces
  2       Bunches  Asparagus -- 2 pounds, trimmed
  2       Teaspoons  Dijon Mustard
  3       Tablespoons  Fresh Parsley
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, 8-10 minutes.
With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
Add 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1" pieces to skillet and season with coarse salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring, until asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in bacon, Dijon mustard and fresh parsley.
4 Servings
Per Serving: 23 Calories; 2g Fat (65.1% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 84mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Lean Meats; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.


  1. Your picture of the asparagus had me salivating! We just planted our asparagus last year so this year we'll get only a minimal harvest. Both hubby and I can make a meal out of lightly cooked asparagus, butter and some salt. Can hardly wait for our patch to produce lots and lots in years to come.

    1. Yes...having your own asparagus patch is wonderful! And it lasts for years.
      Good luck on yours.


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