Asparagus with Prosciutto
2 lbs. asparagus
1-1/2 teaspoon salt for the water
1/4 lb. prosciutto – thin slices
4 tablespoons grated parmesan
8 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Clean asparagus – cutoff ends. Put in boiling salted water bring to a boil – cover and cook for 5 minutes. Lift out with tongs and drain on paper towels.
Divide asparagus into bundles, wrap each bundle with 2 strips of prosciutto securing with a toothpick.
Butter a cookie sheet. Line up the bundles – sprinkle with parmesan cheese put in hot oven for 3 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan – put bundles on warm platter and pour melted butter over them