Buttered Asparagus Spears

Buttered Asparagus Spears Recipe
Photo: Tina Cornett
Fresh green beans may be used.

Yield:

8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

3 pounds fresh asparagus
2 quarts water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Trim tough ends of asparagus.

Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven; add asparagus, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chill, if desired.

Melt butter in a large skillet; add asparagus, salt, and pepper, and saute until thoroughly heated.