Asparagus with Bacon
4 Sweet ones
1 1/2 lb Asparagus;* cut diagonally
-into 1" pieces
10 oz (2 pkg) frozen apaparagus;
2 tb Fresh parsley; snipped
2 tb Lemon juice;
1/4 ts Salt;
2 sl Bacon; fried and chopped
* 2 PACKAGES (10 oz) frozen cut asparagus can be substitued for the
fresh asparagus. Cook as directed on package; drain.
Place steamer basket in 1/2" water in saucepan or skillet (water
should not touch the bottom of basket). Place lower stalk pieces in
basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam 4
minutes. Add tips. Cover tightly and steam until crisp-tender, 4 to
5 minutes longer. Toss asparagus with parsley, lemon juice and salt.
Sprinkle with bacon.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Place asparagus, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon
salt in 1 1/2-quart microwable casserole. Cover tightly and
microwave on high(100% depending how powerful the microwave is) 3
minutes, less if very powerful( my microwave is an older one..in fact
20 years); stir. Cover and microwave until crisp-tender, 2 to 3
minutes longer. Let stand 1 munites; drain. Continue as directed.
Serving size 3/4 cup.
Food Exchanges per serving: 1 VEGETABLE EXCHANGES + MAYBE 1/2 HIGH-FAT
MEAT EXCHANGE; CAL: 75; (Bacon listed as Saturated Fat, but we
wouldn't use it anyhow would we).
Source: Betty's Crocker's New American Cooking by WHOM(1983)
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