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White Asparagus with Summer Truffle

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In Germany, the king of vegetable is WHITE asparagus. It's like a national treasure and you will find it on menus nationwide from April April to June.
Tender, sweet, and loaded with earthy flavour, these blanched white asparagus with browned butter and summer truffle make for a great spring party appetizer. The skin of white asparagus can taste very bitter and fibrous, so make sure to peel it off completely before blanching. White asparagus are delicate and brittle, so lay each spear flat on a work surface to peel. This way ensures they won't snap during peeling.

  • 6 thick spear / 500 g White asparagus, trimmed and peeled
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs, boiled
  • 1-2 tbsp Flat parsley, finely chopped
  • Black Pepper
  • 60 g Kerrygold butter
  • 25 g Summer black truffle
  1. Wash and peel the white asparagus and cut off the woody ends. Fill a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid halfway with water and add the salt. Cook the asparagus for 10-15 minutes until tender but al dente. Remove from pan and drain.
  2. Boil the eggs in the same saucepan for 8 minutes. Cool the eggs in cold water, peel and mash with a fork. Add the finely chopped parsley and some freshly milled black pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until it begins to brown. Now lower the heat and grate half of truffle into the butter. Mix everything together and return the white asparagus to the skillet and cook briefly.
  4. Arrange the white asparagus on a platter. Spoon the truffle butter over. Add the mashed egg and finish by shaved truffle.

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Mbul Kecil 1/4/24 12:24

I love asparagus so my place rather difficult to find them except in premium supermarket. Yoyr presentation as always great...tasty and full of nutricious ^^

Rainbow Evening 1/4/24 14:13

never seen white Asparagus.... I'll find in groceries....
Thank you for sharing recipe.

LoveT. 1/4/24 15:26

Beautifully served, it definitely tastes delicious!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 1/4/24 15:36

Beautifully prepared and we love asparagus this sounds perfect!

Christine 1/4/24 16:02
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eileeninmd 1/4/24 16:41

Looks yummy, I have not tried white asparagus.
Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week!

midorilinea 1/4/24 17:23

I didn't know this, and have never had white asparagus, this dish looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

xoxo, Midori

Pam 1/4/24 17:58

I've never tried white asparagus. This dish looks wonderful!

Lola Martínez 1/4/24 18:33

Estos espárragos ni son los que más me gustan, pero los has preparado muy ricos y desde luego los probaba.

Królowa Karo 1/4/24 19:18

We still have a month until asparagus season! Can't wait!

DEZMOND 1/4/24 19:40

I thought that in Deutchland das konig of veggies is sauerkraut LOL

Brian's Home Blog 2/4/24 01:28

Yum, I have only had white asparagus once and it was really good.

Citu 2/4/24 02:03

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Lowcarb team member 2/4/24 02:08

Looks so good.
Thanks for another great recipe idea.

All the best Jan

savorthebest 2/4/24 05:44

This is such a great spring recipe.

DUTA 2/4/24 05:56

Angie dear, your presentation makes every recipe a dish to remember (wether the asparagus is white or green).

roentare 2/4/24 06:28

That is a perfect snack for summer

Margaret D 2/4/24 06:52

Looks wonderful and I've never seen white asparagus.

Javier 2/4/24 11:20

This way to eat white asparagus is absolutely fantastic!!

David M. Gascoigne, 2/4/24 12:28

Maybe my taste buds are not up to par but I have never found white asparagus vastly superior to green asparagus. I will eat asparagus any way you serve it!

Tom 2/4/24 14:34

...I love asparagus, but have never had white.

Jeff the Chef 2/4/24 16:03

What a lovely recipe. Where I live, we see white asparagus only for a very short time in spring. I've never cooked them before, so thanks for the tips!

David 2/4/24 23:01

Angie, We've had white asparagus in restaurants a couple of times. It's good but I prefer the young green version when it's first on the market for the season. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 3/4/24 01:08

Oh this plate looks absolutely stunning and delicious (so elegantly styled, as always). It's too early for local asparagus here in Canada, but looking forward to trying this in May or June :)

Grace 3/4/24 07:23

Qué delicadeza!
Muchísimas gracias Angie!!

Judee 3/4/24 13:38

Your presentation is always beautiful and white asparagus are one of my favorites. Looks delicious.

Raymund | 4/4/24 23:20

White asparagus with browned butter and summer truffle? Count me in! This recipe sounds absolutely divine

sherry 4/4/24 23:20

I do like asparagus tho have only had white a few times. They do look a bit obscene don't they? :=) Hehehe

[Reply] 5/4/24 20:55

I've never seen or had white asparagus, not sure I'd want to cook it if it's tricky, but I do love green asparagus!

tigerfish 11/4/24 03:55

Not easy to find white asparagus here. Starting to see purple asparagus but don't find a huge difference between regular green asparagus vs purple asparagus. White asparagus does taste a little different - in a good way.

Anonymous 11/4/24 22:34

I love the Brillat-Savarin quote you used! This is just beautiful, Angie — I would have this every night of spargel season!


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