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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Stir-Fried Asparagus

Asparagus is best cooked the day it's purchased, but it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days in one of the following ways: Wrap the bottoms of the stalks in a damp paper towel, place in a paper bag, and store them in a crisper. Or stand the bundled stalks in a bowl with about an inch of water.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cut asparagus into thirds. In a nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over high heat.

  2. Step 2

    Add asparagus to oil with salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring, until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

Source
Everyday Food, March/April 2003

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