Spargel (asparagus)

Spargel is the German word for asparagus. When asparagus is in season in Germany, restaurants add pages of Spargel dishes to their menus. This is one of my favorite ones.

I always shave off the thick outer skin on the lower part of my asparagus before cooking.

The base of this dish is ham. Slice some ham very thinly and pan fry it.

Grate some cheese. I highly suggest that you use Gouda. I did not have any and I used Jarlsburg and it just was not the same. Use Gouda. Trust me!

Place a layer of the cooked ham on a platter.

Top it with the grated Gouda.

Melt some butter in a frying pan and fry the asparagus over medium high heat until it starts to turn brown but is still crisp.

Place the platter under the broiler until melted.

Top it with the browned asparagus.

Top each serving with a fried egg. This is wonderful for any meal. We often eat it for dinner.

This is one of my daughter's favorite meals. Today is her birthday and even though she is not home to enjoy it, I made it for her anyway!


Melynda said…
This sounds great, and yes a lovely dinner it will make. Thanks.
Pricilla said…
The hubby would love that. I'm not much of an asparagus eater.

He's going to plant it this year so we should have it in a few years.
Happy Birthday blog-tech's sister.

This dish looks wonderful, I love asparagus. I will have to cook my eggs a little more. I don't do sunny-side-up.
This is a wonderful combination! Simple. I think I can remember this without writing it down!

Thank you.

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo to "Teddy Bunny", Ostara's on the way!

We eat our asparagus steamed but this sounds SO much more delicious!
well, i WAS thinking taco salad for tonight...but i think i just changed my mind....


kary and teddy
Anonymous said…
I´ve never eaten this, but I love asparagus and so did one of my old dogs :-) There was no stop in her if she could get some :-)

Have a great day now!
Danni said…
Mmmm...I love ham, *love* gouda and I adore asparagus. Spargel...big thing every spring in Germany. Especially wei├čer Spargel (white asparagus), which I truly don't at all understand the obsession with. :-)
How kind of you to eat your daughter's favorite meal on her special day! lol
Sharon Lovejoy said…
Hi dear Jaz,

Happy birthday and spargel joy to you. This looks very do-able. Thanks for the recipe and directions.

I was served fresh asparagus with new violets last week in Kentucky. Featured a pic on new posting.

Love 'em.


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island
The Frog Queen said…
Oh that is soooo yummy looking. I really need to quit checking your blog when I am hungry. Now my lunch does not look as good as it did this morning :)

Thanks again for sharing.

Travis Erwin said…
I'd eat the ham. Not much else.
Guillaume said…
Everything was so perfect and then I saw the ham in it! Why oh why?
Autumn said…
This looks amazing!! I'd love to try it some night for my husband and I!
I just love all of your recipes and while I haven't tried to make any yet, I do love to look at the pictures and dream of being a better cook! :)
Chris said…
Oh yum, this looks so good! Spargel is my favorite spring veggie! And with melted cheese? Oh yeah! And so sweet of you to make your daughter's favorite meal on her birthday even though she's not there...I know she appreciates it very much! That's amore!!
SharleneT said…
What a great dish! Wouldn't have thought of it and, there you go, now I can't NOT try it. After all, it's three of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing
asparagus been at decent price in the store. I like asparagus a lot and in the past have picle it.
Hubby and I talk about putting in a asparagus bed.

Coffee is on.
I will definately try to make this! It sounds great! I say try, because I usually eat the asparagus raw, before I get it to the supper table.
Candace said…
This recipe is right up my alley and it looks like it is to die for! Thanks! And Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Kanani said…
That makes my mouth water! Yummy!!
petoskystone said…
yum! a cheerful looking dish! (happy birthday!)
Mina said…
I have never heard of this dish and it looks delicious! It makes me want to go to Germany during asparagus season.
Suzie said…
It is SO close to fresh asparagus season here, and every time I go to the grocer's, I'm so tempted to buy some that has been brought in from elsewhere, but I'm trying to stay strong. .it just doesn't compare with the local crop.

And I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy it, so his recipe is going into my book! Thank you!