This asparagus wrapped with ham and cheese is a great idea for a simple and quick lunch. The asparagus season is finally here. And it comes with a lot of good recipes.
There are many tasty ways to cook asparagus. One of them is these fantastic asparagus rolls, which you can have ready in less than 20 minutes.
How to cook asparagus in a pan
Green asparagus is best suited for this recipe. If possible, try picking a bunch of asparagus with thinner spears.
Use two spears for each roll. If your asparagus is a little thicker, you can also use only one.
Before wrapping the asparagus with ham and cheese, boil it in gently boiling water. But only for a couple of minutes. Three to four minutes is just enough.
After that, put it immediately in ice water for a while to prevent further cooking. After this step, your asparagus will be soft, but at the same time nice and crunchy.
Roll them up
Dry the asparagus and start making the rolls. Take two pieces and wrap them with one slice of cheese and ham. Then pierce them with a toothpick that will hold your roll together.
One toothpick should be enough. If not, feel free to use two. Just be careful not to eat them later.
Last time I enjoyed this delicious asparagus wrapped with ham and cheese so much that I almost gobbled up a toothpick. I should probably eat a little slower.
In the end, just cover the rolls with flour, egg and breadcrumbs. And then all you have to do is fry the individual rolls in oil.
Asparagus Wrapped with Ham and Cheese
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
This delicious asparagus wrapped with ham and cheese is an amazing and quick recipe that you will definitely love. Asparagus rolls are suitable on any day.
For 6 asparagus rolls:
- 1 bunch of fresh asparagus (12 spears)
- 6 slices of ham
- 6 slices of cheese (gouda)
- 2 eggs
- 8 tbsp (or 80g) flour
- 1 1/2 cup (or 180g) breadcrumbs
- 6 tbsp vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wash the asparagus under cold water and snap off the wooden ends.
- Place the asparagus in gently boiling water for about 3 minutes. Strain and then transfer to ice water.
- Dry the asparagus. Take two stalks of asparagus and wrap them with one slice of cheese and ham. Use toothpicks for holding.
- Now cover the rolled asparagus with flour, then in an egg, and then coat with breadcrumbs.
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the rolls until golden brown, on both sides for about 4 minutes. Serve the asparagus wraps with baked or mashed potatoes.
Do not discard the snapped woody ends. You can use them later for a stock or soup.
Place the finished asparagus rolls on kitchen paper, which absorbs excess oil.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Frying
- Cuisine: German
- Serving Size: 6 servings , Amount per serving:
- Calories: 435
- Sugar: 3.7g
- Sodium: 955mg
- Fat: 24.5g
- Saturated Fat: 7.7g
- Carbohydrates: 36.1g
- Fiber: 3.5g
- Protein: 18.1g
- Cholesterol: 92mg
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I wish there would be a lot of asparagus over here in the US. But any time there’s reasonable price (and of course it needs to be fresh), asparagus is immediately in my bag. This recipe looks lovely!
Thank you very much! Here in Germany, you can find asparagus everywhere. The whole country goes crazy about asparagus. This is definitely not the last recipe with asparagus.
That looks really delicious. I will definitely cook this next week, because asparagus with hollandaise sauce is slowly getting boring…
That’s exactly what I was thinking! I mean, asparagus with hollandaise sauce is delicious. But it’s really everywhere and it’s nice to try different recipes 🙂 Thanks!
A Perfect recipe during the asparagus time😍 Definitely need to try it soon 🙂
Asparagus time is the best time 🙂 Thank you.
What a creative idea to make asparagus! Reminds me of a Healthy Kind of Cordon Bleu☺️
I know, right? Thanks a lot Tom!
I am looking forward to give this one a try, looks so yummy! I keep coming back to your page man even though I just randomly found you not a long time ago, really liking the effort and time you put in your posts. And the most important, the recipes are really good! Keep it up
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!
You got me right away with the asparagus! I will try all the recipes in the world. It is by far the best vegetable. My kids love it too. And they are usually very picky about vegetables. I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe. Thumbs up!