No ImageThe Best Way to Boil Asparagus

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  1. George

    5-Stars. Did the recipe tonight, added only water to the covered skillet. Came out perfect. Excellent and simple recipe. Served at table, hot with salt, pepper and butter. Thank You for the great, easy recipe.
    George, Connecticut, March 9, 2020.


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  2. Amn

    This is my except I sort asparagus by size, start with large and continue to add until you add skinniest, cook one more minutes, strain and put in cold water…stays beautifully green

  3. Casey

    Leave the rubber band on. Cut The Woody bottom off, stand them up in a tall pot in an inch of water and boil to your liking. The tips will stay firm and the stems will cook thoroughly.

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  4. Bettye W.

    Asparagus on top of the stove is better cooked vertical….. ends down; yes there is a vertical asparagus cooker. In lieu of one, I use a stop top coffee pot. about 1/4 full of water; bring to a boil; add asparagus; cover and cook until crisp tender. Yes, cooking time depends on size of the stems.

  5. Jane

    Once asparagus is au point, I throw in a handful of ice cubes. (I also only use salt in the water, but look forward to trying lemon peel.)

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