Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pan Fried Asparagus

I have such a busy week ahead! I am making a birthday cake for one of my best friend's daughter. This will be my first girly cake and I couldn't be more excited! I am also making some cakepops for a different birthday party. But the most exciting part of my week is that my dad will be coming here from Arizona!! I haven't seen him in over a year. He will be at the Breeders Cup on Saturday and we have plans to meet up on Sunday to eat and explore Berea. (one of my favorite places ever!!) I cant wait to tell you all about it.
In kitchen of my husband's favorite meals that I fix is my meatloaf and "smashed" potatoes. The side dishes that we fix along side it vary. This time I decided to use some nice asparagus that I found. I really wanted to keep it simple because the flavors in my meatloaf and potatoes are somewhat bold. All I can say is YUM! I have never prepared asparagus this way because typically I eat it steamed. I know it isn't the healthiest way to enjoy it but oh man...tasting this made me not care. Enjoy!

Pan Fried Asparagus
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
2 tablespoons fresh squeezes lemon juice
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook garlic in butter for a minute, but do not brown. Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning asparagus to ensure even cooking. Add lemon juice and shredded cheese. Enjoy!


  1. This is what I'm talking about! Asparagus is my favorite veggie. Pan fried... even better!!! Just wanted to thank you for following my blog as well! My dad lives in Arizona as well, Tucson. Enjoy the quality time!

  2. I've never tried pan frying asparagus before, but this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. What an awesome way to make asparagus. Looks so delicious!
    Haven't seen you lately even on your own blog. I know you are very busy...just wanted you to know I'm thinking fondly of you!

  4. Thank you for checking in on me Elisabeth...I have been a bit of a zombie lately. :) If I ever get my mountain of laundry done I have some plans for nutella brownies! Your eggplant looks amazing btw!