Food & Drink 12,525 Reasons to Try This Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

08:52  01 april  2018
08:52  01 april  2018 Source:   food52.com

Cheesy Asparagus Gratin

  Cheesy Asparagus Gratin This family-friendly side dish is a delicious new take on potatoes au gratin. Yes, it’s still cheesy comfort food, but the fresh asparagus means it won’t leave you in a food coma. If you’ve ever made homemade macaroni and cheese, this technique will be familiar: you’ll make a bechamel sauce and top it with buttery breadcrumbs. In fact, you could double the sauce, toss it with pasta, stick it in the freezer and have mac and cheese ready to go whenever you need a quick dinner. For this dish, look for thick asparagus spears (not the pencil-thin ones) which will hold up better when served. Yields: 8 servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, divided, plus more for baking dish 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more for blanching water 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed ½ teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper, divided 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1½ cups whole milk 3 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated (about ¾ cup) 3 ounces white cheddar cheese, grated (about ¾ cup) 1 cup Panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs) Directions Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in highest position. Butter a 3-quart baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high. Add half of the asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 2 to 4 minutes (depending on thickness of spears). Remove with tongs, letting excess water drip off, and transfer to prepared dish. Repeat with remaining asparagus; toss with 1 teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the black pepper.

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus —Hyperbolic? Perhaps. Originally uploaded to Food52 by community member kaykay in 2010, this recipe has racked up an impressive amount of attention, with upwards of 12 ,000 favorites and 300 comments.

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Absurdly Addictive Asparagus—Hyperbolic? Perhaps. Too good to be true? Maybe not. As easy to make as it is to scarf down? Most definitely. Take it from community member Dylan Mierzwinski, who had this to say about our site’s most popular asparagus recipe:

“This was so wonderful (all ninety times I’ve made it). I don’t change a thing, this is my go-to ‘impress others’ dish. And let’s be real...my ‘impress myself’ dish.”

Originally uploaded to Food52 by community member kaykay in 2010, this recipe has racked up an impressive amount of attention, with upwards of 12,000 favorites and 300 comments. In honor of this success, we’ve memorialized it in video form, just in time for spring—a.k.a. asparagus season. The flavors are few but purposeful. Sharp citrus and buttery pine nuts meld with pancetta’s welcome heft; the asparagus pop out of the pan crunchy and vegetal, dappled in an exciting new sauce. Watch the magic happen:

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In fact, this recipe has been popular on our site for so long that this isn’t even the first time we made this asparagus on camera. Eight years back, when Food52 was still a fledgling young enterprise, Amanda and Merrill recorded this very charming proto–recipe video for Absurdly Addictive Asparagus in their Brooklyn kitchen. Camera quality has definitely come a long way since then, but the simplicity and tastiness of the recipe are timeless.

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