These prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears are a great snack you can prepare ahead of time and eat during the week in between meals. They are also great for entertaining guests. You may dip theme in soft boiled eggs, instead of toast! Voila low-carb. The prosciutto should be cut paper thin; it’s best to get it from a local deli.
HOT TIP: You can pre-wrap the asapragus ahead of time and store in the fridge until guests arrive. It’s best served just off the grill. When I first made these, I used the whole prosciutto slice to wrap around the asparagus but it was a little too salty so I recommend using half of the strip as suggested in the instructions.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Number of servings: 12 spears
- 12 asparagus spears
- 6 prosciutto slices
- 1 tsp coconut oil or ghee for frying
- Wash asparagus and cut 2 cm off the ends. Cut prosciutto strips into two halves, going lengthways, you should end up with 12 strips.
- Place each prosciutto strip on a chopping board at a 45 degree angle. Place one of the asparagus spears on top of the meat, perpendicular to it. The tip of the asparagus should be lined up with the bottom of the prosciutto strip. Wrap the bottom end of prosciutto over the asparagus and holding the meat tight, start rolling the asparagus up. The prosciutto strip will wrap around the whole length of the spear because it’s on an angle. You can try a different wrapping method but I find this is a very quick to do it. Don’t worry if parts of the asparagus spears are not covered completely.
- Heat some ghee in a large, flat frying pan to sizzling hot. Fry wrapped asparagus spears for 1-2 minutes on each side or until prosciutto is brown and crispy.
Picture from Eat Drink Paleo.