Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a nostalgia recipe that my mom used to make during the World War II days of the 40's. I still make it , but with an update or two. I use fresh asparagus instead of canned. And may add a finely chopped hard boiled egg sprinkled over the asparagus just before serving, then it becomes asparagus mimosa.
- 1 (15 ounce) can asparagus (or one Pound of fresh asparagus)
- 4 slices sandwich bread
- 1 hard-boiled egg (optional)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- salt and pepper
- For the white sauce, melt the butter over low heat in a 6-cup saucepan. Gradually, stir in the flour and cook until the butter-flour mixture froths for about 2 minutes. This is now a roux.
- Add 2 cups of milk to the roux and whisk until the milk is blended into the roux. Bring the sauce to a boil, and boil for one minute, stirring.
- Remove from the heat and beat in the salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat the canned asparagus, if using, or steam fresh asparagus about 5 to 8 minutes until tender.
- For the toast points, use 2 slices of toast per serving. Cut the toast on both diagonals. Reassemble one piece in the middle of a dinner plate. Place the 4 toast points from the second piece around the 4 sides of the first piece. Place the points so they are sticking out.
- Top toast with white sauce. Place cooked asparagus onto the sauce, and sprinkle on the chopped egg, if using.