Crisp Skillet Asparagus Parmesan

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Total Time
2 mins
5 mins

I had this as an appetizer at a local Italian restaurant, and worked it out at home. It's our current favorite! The asparagus is crisp-tender, and the cheese is crispy and salty.

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  1. Clean asparagus and trim off woody ends.
  2. Heat butter and oil together over medium high heat in non-stick skillet.
  3. Add asparagus and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, until spears begin to get brown in spots.
  4. Turn heat down to medium. Push all asparagus to one side of skillet.
  5. Spread half the parmesan cheese into a 3” to 4” circle; move 5 spears onto cheese.
  6. Lift remaining spears out of the way, spread remaining cheese, and place spears onto cheese. Cook over medium heat for about 1 minute until cheese begins to bubble and brown around the edges.
  7. Slip spatula under cheese, and turn over onto serving plate. Cheese will get crispy as it cools a little.