Appetizers and Snacks

White asparagus with bacon, italian bread crumbs, parsley, lemon zest, browned butter and a lemon wedge on a green plate.


White Asparagus With Bacon Pangrattato

Sometimes called edible ivory, white asparagus is revered in Europe; Germany welcomes the pale stalks—and with them, the arrival of spring—with its annual Spargelfests. While it starts out the same as its green counterpart, as it grows white asparagus is completely covered with soil and harvested before it sees sunlight to prevent chlorophyll from giving it colour. Tender and sweet, it’s also more fibrous (peel before cooking).