This is a very simple, delicious dish that can be served as an entree, appetizer or side item. *** Warning *** It is very addictive!
I air fried this, but it can be cooked in a regular oven just as easily. By experimenting with our air fryer and regular oven, I have found that at least with our appliances, you usually double the time in a regular oven but all ovens may vary.
Servings – 2
Prep / Cook Time – about 30 minutes
- 1 pound fresh asparagus spears
- 4 oz thin sliced prosciutto
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Good Seasons dried Italian Seasoning mix
- black pepper
Clean and trim the asparagus. Divide the prosciutto into equal parts matching the amount of asparagus spears you have. Add the olive oil, Italian seasoning and a pinch of black pepper to the asparagus spears and blend well. (no need to add salt due to the salt content in the prosciutto) Wrap the prosciutto around each spear and place on a sheet pan. The thin sliced prosciutto will cling to the spears. Air fry at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until crispy or oven bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Serve while hot. You could also top with fresh parmesan cheese if desired.
# Note: Asparagus may cause some people’s urine to have a strange odor. This is nothing to worry about. Some bodies convert asparagusic acid into sulfuric containing chemicals that can cause a pungent aroma. I call this phenomenon asasparapiss. It is only temporary.
“A few stems of Asparagus eaten, shall give our Urine a disagreeable Odour”
– Ben Franklin 1781
Suggested music to listen to while preparing the asparagus…
Since Tuesday when I prepared this was the birthday of two of my favorite singers, Gladys Knight and John Fogerty, how about “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” from the 1971 Creedence Clearwater Revival album “Pendulum” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” – the Duet version with Bob Seger from John Fogerty’s 2013 album “Wrote a Song for Everyone”
“Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” a single by Gladys Knight and the Pips released in 1972. Another awesome version of this song is the version by Hall & Oates from their 2004 album “Our Kind of Soul”