Seasonal White Asparagus with Potato Snow, Ham & Foamy Milk Sauce
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I am an absolute white asparagus lover. Not only does it bring back many fond memories of my mom, sister and I peeling it in the kitchen together before cooking (a task that I don’t miss too much…), but since it’s not commonly eaten in the US, it’s especially exceptional when I do find it and get the chance to prepare it. I usually see it at Whole Foods, and while I have yet to come across finding real German asparagus (the kind I see is usually grown in Peru), it’s still very delicate and delicious just like the German kind. I have so far shared two other recipes using white asparagus, including delicious, savory crêpes and a creamy, sparkling white asparagus soup – make sure to check both out as well!
A Cloud-Like Asparagus Experience
With the asparagus, I am serving an airy, lemony milk foam sauce and fluffy “potato snow,” consisting of potatoes that have been pressed through a potato ricer or Spätzle press, accompanied by thinly sliced proscuitto. This meal makes you feel like you’re eating clouds of goodness. It’s also super simple and pretty quick to prepare, especially if you are able to recruit someone to help you peel the asparagus spears!
Some Bubbly To Keep Things Light!
When you’re eating a light meal, you may as well keep it light and bubbly with your drink pairing! Schlumberger Brut is of Austrian descent and produced using the traditional champagne method. It’s a delicious sparkling wine that pairs perfectly with this super light white asparagus meal! To find it where it’s available in your area of the country, please visit this link to send an inquiry. Cheers!
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Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 21 oz (600 g) Yukon Gold potatoes
- 2 lb white asparagus
- 1 pinch sugar
- 13.5 oz (400 ml) milk
- 2 garlic cloves
- peel of half an organic lemon
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 5.5 oz (160 g) thinly sliced proscuitto
- salt, pepper & nutmeg to taste
- Peel the potatoes, wash and quarter them and boil in salted water for 25 minutes. Peel the asparagus and trim the ends.
- Combine milk, whole garlic cloves and lemon peel in a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let steep for 10 minutes.
- Cook the asparagus in salted water and a pinch of sugar for 10 to 12 minutes until “al dente.”
- In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch with some of the hot milk mixture, then return to the milk mixture and bring to a boil. Repeat with more cornstarch if the sauce hasn’t thickened enough. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove the lemon peel and using an immersion blender, puree the sauce until foamy.
- Drain the potatoes and return to the empty pot to release steam. Using the potato ricer or Spätzle press, squeeze directly onto four dinner plates and serve with the drained asparagus and ham. Evenly distribute the foamy milk sauce over the asparagus and garnish with fresh garden herbs.
- Tip: To prevent the potatoes from cooling too much, warm your plates in the oven for a few minutes before serving. If you don’t have a press, simply mash the potatoes with some milk using a fork. Guten Appetit!
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