Asparagus Au Gratin

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Asparagus Au Gratin
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 9:43am
Asparagus Au Gratin

1 lb. fresh asparagus spears
vegetable cooking spray
1 tsp. margarine
1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. dried mustard
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
2 tsp's. chopped fresh parsley

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with knife. Cook, covered. in a small amount of boiling water. about 6-8 minutes, until tender crisp. Drain. Transfer to a 10 x 6 x 2" dish. Set aside and keep warm. Coat a small iron skillet with spray. Add margarine. Heat over medium high heat. Add bread crumbs, cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add mustard, salt, and red pepper; stir well. Spoon over asparagus. Bake uncovered. at 400°, 5 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle on parsley.


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