When you want to know which white asparagus dish is the most popular in white asparagus season in Germany, that is the one: White Asparagus with Boiled Potatoes, Ham and Sauce Hollandaise. I love white asparagus season here in Germany. Every good restaurant always sells few white asparagus dishes. Very popular are also Creamy White Asparagus Soup and White Asparagus Salad.
White Asparagus with Boiled Potatoes and Ham is very easy to make. It’s delicious! Boiled potatoes garnished with parsley, crunchy white asparagus go well together. Cooked ham and sauce hollandaise are not too dominant and therefore are the perfect ingredients to accompany this dish.
At first, preparing white asparagus might seem tricky, but in the end, it isn’t. Here are some things that you need to keep in mind before you start cooking white asparagus:
- buy fresh, straight, white asparagus
- keep asparagus before cooking max. 2 days in the fridge, wrapped in a wet towel
- peel asparagus with a vegetable peeler to remove its fibrous and woody skin
- start peeling white asparagus below the head, peel toward the end. Repeat until you have finished peeling the whole stalk
- cut off the ends, if they are not fresh (woody)
- check every single asparagus if there are no remaining fibers left
- keep the peeled asparagus in a pot of water until you are ready to cook it – don’t let it dry out!
- white asparagus should be cooked in a high pot (similar to spaghetti pot) because that way it cooks evenly, but if you are a hobby cook as we are, you can use any large pot which has enough space for the asparagus to lie flat in the water