I think I could eat these every day. What a tasty combination of fresh local asparagus and its good friend, bacon. Further proof that simple is better (and easier!) Bonus: you can eat these with your hands.
- A bunch of fresh asparagus (This is usually about 1 1/2 pounds asparagus with the woody ends trimmed, if needed)
- Olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 slices bacon (pancetta or prosciutto are great too, but bacon is cheaper and usually already in the fridge)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush or spray asparagus spears in olive oil. Season the coated spears with black pepper. Take a quick count of the spears. Divide the total number by four. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Place bundles on slotted broiler pan in the center of your oven. Bake about 12-15 minutes.
(adapted from Rachael Ray)
Have you had any asparagus this week, dear readers? This time of year, I could easily eat it every day and not tire of it. Thanks, local asparagus farmers!
Hmmmm …. that sounds really good, and easy, too! Have you tried it with prosciutto (sp?)? Seems that it may dry out in the oven. Bacon seems the better choice, and it is more flavorful.
I’ve had them with prosciutto and they’re very good, but I like the flavor of bacon better. Plus it’s cheaper…
Oooo…that looks so yummy to me right now! I have BOTH of those items in my fridge and with my company coming tomorrow, I might have to try this out! Thanks for the idea, friend!
so so so, did you wow your company? 🙂
My goodness, I’m not even hungry but the asparagus/bacon wraps have my mouth watering! Yummy! I must try in the VERY near future. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome. Simple, easy, yummy. Enjoy!
Went to the Farmers’ market this weekend specifically to get asparagus for making this. Made it last night and it was delicious!
So glad you liked them, Brad. I got more bacon today and just might have to roll some more up tonight…