Step 1: Trim Off the Tough, Woody Ends of Your Asparagus
Using a sharp knife, trim off the white woody ends of asparagus. This is the end that was closest to the ground when the plant was growing.
Step 2: Toss the Asparagus with Olive Oil and Black Pepper
To add some extra flavor and help it cook well, you’ll want to coat your asparagus in olive oil and toss it in a pinch of black pepper.
Step 3: Count Your Asparagus Spears
We recommend using multiple spears per bundle, such as two or three. Decide how many spears you’ll use per bundle, then count them to determine how many per bundle.
Why Multiple Spears per Bundle?
It’s helpful to have a good ratio of bacon flavor to asparagus flavor. We feel like using 2-3 spears of asparagus per bundle helps to provide that perfect ratio of flavors.
Step 4: Wrap It
Cut the slices of bacon into long skinny strips, using a good sharp pair of kitchen scissors. Then use the skinny strips to tightly wrap your 2-3 spear bundles with the bacon. Make narrow strips of alternating asparagus and bacon. Make sure it’s wrapped nice and tight.
Step 5: Choose Your Cooking Method
To obtain the best results, cook your bacon wrapped asparagus bundles in the oven. Place them on a wire baking rack, with a baking sheet underneath to catch any drippings. Bake at 400F degrees for 15 minutes. Flip the bacon asparagus appetizers. Then increase the temperature to broil and place the asparagus appetizers under the broiler for 5 more minutes.
Step 6: Serve It Up!
Serve hot and enjoy.
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