Asparagus with New Potatoes

Asparagus with New Potatoes-

asparagusI think it’s time to play in the kitchen! Asparagus with New Potatoes is already one of our favorite “breakfast for dinner” meals. We love fresh asparagus and although we have a wonderful garden we don’t grow asparagus. I found some reasonably priced asparagus at the market and knew it was, “what’s for dinner”. I have heard some people say that asparagus is difficult to clean and cook. I ‘m sharing some easy tips about asparagus before we dive into the recipe.

When selecting asparagus -choose bright green stalks with compact tips. Do not buy any with dry or cracked stalks. Thick or thin stalks are a personal preference I prefer the thin stalks they are extra tender. But the thick stalks have a stronger  “asparagus flavor”.

Do not- wash your asparagus until you are ready to use it. Rinse the spears under cool running water to remove any dirt/grit/sand

Store your asparagus- in a glass or tall container with about an inch of cold water in the bottom. Keep it on the low shelf of the refrigerator ( or above the vegetable crisper area) asparagus will stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 3 days. You can also wrap your asparagus in a wet paper towel and place it in a zip closure type bag.

You can determine where to cut the end off of the asparagus by bending  the stalk until it breaks. Asparagus naturally knows where the heavy woody part is and it will break just above. Then use a paring knife to trim .

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What You Need

8 New potatoes ( red potatoes, cleaned and cut into bite size pieces)

4 Pieces of thick cut bacon (cut into bite sized pieces)- I used nitrate free Simple Truth hickory smoked bacon

1 Lb. Asparagus ( cleaned , trimmed )

1 Clove garlic (crushed)

2 tsp. Rosemary ( dried)

1 tsp Black pepper ( freshly ground)

2 Tbsp olive oil

Nonstick frying pan

Spatula

Before You Start Use your vegetable peeler to peel all around the stem of the asparagus and cut into pieces.

Lets Make It!- Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium high heat, add garlic and saute, add bacon and cook for about 3 minutes ( until brown). Add potatoes, rosemary and pepper. Using a spatula turn to coat  potatoes.Continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add asparagus stir to coat. Lower heat to medium/low and cover. Stirring occasionally until potatoes have browned and asparagus is tender ( about 15 minutes) .

Serves 2-4

 

Katies Tid Bits* Add some fried eggs to this yummmy recipe too!

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Comments

  1. Sounds delicious and love both, so will totally be trying this combo soon!!! :) xoxo!!

  2. Oh, gosh! This looks delish! I think I’d actually eat it for any meal. Yum!

  3. Now you’re talkin’ my language, dear Katie! Mrs. Shady and I love asparagus and potatoes and she enjoys making meals like this with liberal amounts of garlic, rosemary and olive oil. I’m going to show her this recipe immediately. Thank you!

  4. This sounds delicious, unfortunately I can’t get my husband to eat asparagus.

  5. OH that does look tasty good!! It photos up pretty too. ;)

  6. culinaryginger says:

    This would make a great brunch dish, I love it.

  7. Sandra Garth says:

    We love breakfast for dinner but never considered asparagus until now. Perfect timing, I was just making out my grocery list!

  8. Looks and sounds yummy! I would eat it any meal for sure. Great fried eggs there, just the way I like them :)

  9. Wow, this looks delicious
    Angel

  10. MariaElena says:

    Another great recipe, Katherine. Looks delicious! Happy 4th! Hugs, Maria

  11. This is making me hungry, great combination!!! We do love asparagus, it is so good for you!! Hugs :)

  12. You have introduced a whole new way of thinking about asparagus.

  13. Susan F. says:

    This looks like a great meal. Pinned. Thanks for hosting the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!

  14. Woow! Really love it, Thank you for this LOVELY RECIPE

  15. Thank you for sharing Asparagus with New Potatoes with Foodie Friends Friday this week. This is a terrific recipe, flexible and delicious. We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.

    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  16. I never knew about putting asparagus in a jar with water! Definitely going to do that. My grandmother always said buy the thin stalks. I love this recipe – but I’m a saucy kind of girl when it comes to food and I think I would put either a Hollandaise or Mock Hollandaise sauce on it! I’m doing that for breakfast this weekend!

  17. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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