Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Asparagus Ham Roll-ups with Cheese Sauce

This is a very quick recipe! You can make it and do the dishes in under 30 minutes. My rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Asparagus Ham Roll-ups with Cheese Sauce

20 stalks of asparagus
8 thin slices ham

1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded swiss or cheddar cheese

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Trim off the bottom inch of each asparagus stalk. Add asparagus to boiling water and cook for 7 minutes.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay two slices of ham on top of each other. Place five stalks of asparagus in the middle of the ham. Wrap the ham around the asparagus. Repeat with additional ham and asparagus. Place each roll seam side down on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with oil. Bake for 5 minutes.

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Combine flour, salt, and milk in a small cup and stir with a fork until smooth. Add milk mixture to butter. Stir continuously over low heat until it thickens, about 4 minutes. Add cheese and stir until smooth.

Spoon sauce over asparagus and top with pepper. Serves 2.


Craftyville said...

Great idea for an appetizer, looks delicious!