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Asparagus Supreme

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Ingredients
  Asparagus spears 4 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Half and half 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cooked ham 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Shredded swiss cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Discard the tough ends of the asparagus.
2) Now, with the help of a vegetable peeler or a knife, discard its scales.
3) In some boiling water cook the asparagus for around 8 minutes or until crisp and tender.
4) Drain it.
5) On a serving platter, arrange the asparagus and keep it warm.

MAKING
6) In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt butter on a low flame.
7) Mix in flour to it and cook for a minute with constant stirring.
8) Add half-and-half gradually and cook over moderate heat with constant stirring until it thickens and bubbles.
9) Next, add lemon juice, ham, cheese, salt and nutmeg.
10) Stir the cheese until it completely melts.

SERVING
11) Serve the asparagus with sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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