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The Great Veggie Experiment: White Asparagus!

Today’s experiment was guided by the sales at the grocery store yesterday.  Bundles and bundles of white asparagus.

As per usual when trying something new, I decided to roast them.asparagus

A little S&P and a drizzle of oil.  They had a nice flavor, but I think I might prefer the green better.  Part of it was that I love really thin asparagus spears, and these were much thicker than I have ever eaten.  I might try making a soup or something with the rest of the bunch.  Any ideas anyone?

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6 comments to The Great Veggie Experiment: White Asparagus!

  • jen

    I have had the white kind a couple of times and I totally prefer the thin green ones!!!

    I totally love asparagus and was sooo excited the first time I saw the white ones. They did not live up to the wonders of their green brothers!!

  • Ron

    Hmmm never have tried the white asparagus, but after this post and previous comments, I don’t think I will even try it!

  • VeeGettingHealthy

    I don’t like many cooked veggies, so I’d cut them into tiny slices, marinate them in walnut oil and lemon juice, then add them to a green salad. Just a thought. Vee at http://www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

  • VeeGettingHealthy

    I don’t like many cooked veggies, so I’d cut them into tiny slices, marinate them in walnut oil and lemon juice, then add them to a green salad. Just a thought. Vee at http://www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

  • Lyn

    I used to take white and green asparagus together and make cream of asparagus soup from them, but using just white might lack flavor.

  • LoriL

    Other than color, there’s no difference between green and white asparagus — white asparagus is simply green asparagus that hasn’t been allowed to turn green. The way white asparagus is grown is that it’s covered in a thick layer of mulch and dark plastic so that no sunlight reaches the spears. This way the vegetable never gets a chance to turn green because no photosynthesis takes place.

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