Bacon Wrapped Asparagus / by Alex Boake

Generally speakIng, Bacon wrapped anything is magical. Asparagus, which is already tasty, is taken to a whole new level when enclosed in porky goodness. Now, Asparagus season is pretty much over, but it is one of the few vegetables my picky picky little sister will eat, so we tend to eat it all year. Everyone has their own version of this recipe, here's mine! 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Serves 1 or a crowd, you choose!

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 Stalks of Asparagus per Person
  • 1 Piece Bacon per Person
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Rosemary
  • 1 Toothpick per Bundle

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dry Asparagus stalks. Trim hard or woody ends, usually about one inch or so. Select 5 or 6 stalks per person, depending on the size. Lightly grease your pan. Using one piece of Bacon for each bundle, wrap, trying not to overlap too much. Secure with a toothpick. Sprinkle with Rosemary and Black Pepper. Pop into the oven, and cook for about 30 minutes, turning halfway through cook time, until bacon is crisp and the Asparagus is nice and roasted. Serve one bundle per person, and make sure they don't eat the toothpick!

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