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Pan-Fried Asparagus

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I have always turned my nose up at asparagus, that is until recently. My sister and I found this recipe for Pan-Fried Asparagus online at Allrecipes.com. It is so delicious, so quick and easy to tweak to make it your own. These days, asparagus is on my grocery list every week and is a great go-to veggie side for anything I’m cooking. Honestly, though, I can decide what I love best about asparagus… the taste or how beautiful it looks on the plate! Let me know what you think of this one.

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 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 cookng.

Four servings. One serving has 119 calories, 18.5 g total fat, 31 mg cholesterol, 695 mg sodium, 6 g total carbs, 2.9 g protein. My tips: I use less butter, which cuts down on the calories.

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