Asparagus Cigars

Total Time
45 mins
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From the December 2005 issue of Gourmet magazine. They state that these crisp, crunchy hors d'oeuvres are sure to turn heads at your next party.

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  1. Trim asparagus to 6-inch lengths.
  2. Beat egg with pinch of salt.
  3. Halve tortillas. Brush 1 half with some of egg mixture and place 1 piece asparagus along cut side. Tightly roll up tortilla. Insert 1 pick crosswise to secure. Brush outside of roll with more of egg mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Roll remainder of asparagus is same manner.
  4. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a 10-inch heavy duty skillet to 350°F.
  5. Fry rolls in batches of 3, turning over once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per batch, returning oil to 350F between batches. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  6. Stir together remaining ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Serve with rolls.