Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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prosciutto wrapped asparagus recipe

Recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

These salty asparagus spears are great for entertaining guests or served as a starter dish at a dinner party. I also like to dip these in soft boiled eggs, instead of toast strips. Make sure to get good quality prosciutto from your local deli, it should be cut paper thin.

Cook’s notes: You can pre-wrap the aspragus ahead of time and store in the fridge until guests arrive. It’s best served just off the grill. When I first made these, I used the whole prosciutto slice to wrap around the asparagus but it was a little too salty so I recommend using half of the strip as suggested in the instructions.

Ingredients

  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 6 prosciutto slices/strips
  • A little ghee for frying

Instructions

  1. Wash asparagus and cut 2 cm off the ends. Cut prosciutto strips into two halves, going lengthways, you should end up with 12 strips.
  2. Place each prosciutto strip on a chopping board at a 45 degree angle. Place one of the asparagus spears on top of the meat, perpendicular to it. The tip of the asparagus should be lined up with the bottom of the prosciutto strip. Wrap the bottom end of prosciutto over the asparagus and holding the meat tight, start rolling the asparagus up. The prosciutto strip will wrap around the whole length of the spear because it’s on an angle. You can try a different wrapping method but I find this is a very quick to do it. Don’t worry if parts of the asparagus spears are not covered completely.
  3. Heat some ghee in a large, flat frying pan to sizzling hot. Fry wrapped asparagus spears for 1-2 minutes on each side or until prosciutto is brown and crispy.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Number of servings: 12 spears

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  1. Posted November 16, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    Thanks, made these today and they were really tasty and easy to make

  2. Tamela
    Posted August 16, 2013 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    What is prosciutto slices? And where do I find it?

    • Stephanie
      Posted September 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

      Prosciutto is a salt cured, dry aged Italian ham. It has a delicate, buttery texture and is usually very thinly sliced. You can find it in the deli section normally or gourmet food section. It can be used in many recipes.

  3. Posted August 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    These are my go-to hors d’oeuvre.
    Always a crowd pleaser.
    I put fresh cracked pepper and fleur de sel on them and put them on the grill, which give a hint of smokey flavor that rocks.

    All the best,

    Nannette Eaton

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