Everyone that I make this for absolutely loves it! The onions are a great flavor contrast to the asparagus. This vegetable dish pairs as a great side with everything...fish, meat, chicken, or pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
16 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

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  • Cook and stir asparagus in melted butter until bright green, but still firm, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Stir 1 tablespoon butter and onion into asparagus; sprinkle with onion salt.

  • Cook and stir until onion is slightly browned and asparagus are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 125.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2012
This is a perfectly simple method to prepare asparagus. You can never go wrong w/butter and the onions add a nice touch. We paired these with grilled delmonico steaks and it was a marriage made in heaven. I really like that these are pan fried as opposed to my go to roasting method for when the oven is otherwise occupied. THANKS for the recipe Laurie Brenner! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2013
I really didn't care much for this technique of making asparagus. I normally broil or grill them. I found the asparagus to be too greasy and not much flavor was imparted by the onion or seasoning oddly. It also took a little longer than suggested. Will stick to other asparagus recipes on the site I have found more flavorful. It went fine with dinner this evening though. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
This is a perfectly simple method to prepare asparagus. You can never go wrong w/butter and the onions add a nice touch. We paired these with grilled delmonico steaks and it was a marriage made in heaven. I really like that these are pan fried as opposed to my go to roasting method for when the oven is otherwise occupied. THANKS for the recipe Laurie Brenner! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
Awesome:) I subbed EVOO for the butter and sea salt for the onion (didn't have any). Simple and delicious, thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2012
Absolutely delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2012
Five star for a very good quick and easy basic recipe! I wasn't in the mood for the butter flavor so used extra virgin olive oil instead. Also used a sweet red onion because that's what I had on hand and it turned out great because the sweeter flavor was divine! Didn't use any seasoning because decided ahead of time to serve garnished with fresh finely shredded parmesan and sliced (julienne style) pre-cooked pancetta instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
I have never tried this with onion salt, but I won't eat asparagus any other way than pan fried in butter. It is soo yummy. I like to leave it tender crisp, or I like to cook it until the ends are darkened. Both ways are delicious. I sprinkle mine with sesame seeds when I serve, as it adds just a little something extra. My kids love the sesame seeds on there too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2013
This quick and easy recipe earned me RAVE reviews! I used 1 tbsp. of olive oil instead of the second tbsp. of butter because of the high heat, and accidentally let the asparagus and onions go longer than I intended while I was working on something else. It turned out to be a happy accident, though, because we ended up with a delicious caramelization effect that I will try to duplicate on purpose next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
Very good basic recipe - easy to make and goes with everything! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2012
The result is similar to what you would expect if you roasted the asparagus. Very easy and tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2014
We absolutely loved this simple recipe. The only change I made was that I doubled the onions. I will definitely make this dish many times. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2013
I really didn't care much for this technique of making asparagus. I normally broil or grill them. I found the asparagus to be too greasy and not much flavor was imparted by the onion or seasoning oddly. It also took a little longer than suggested. Will stick to other asparagus recipes on the site I have found more flavorful. It went fine with dinner this evening though. Read More
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