TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Place the asparagus in a large skillet; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Add lemon juice and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs; cook and stir until crumbs are lightly browned. Drain asparagus; arrange on a serving platter. Sprinkle with crumb mixture and egg. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Crumb-Topped Asparagus in Reminisce March/April 2006, p 48

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