In this recipe, the classic combination of white asparagus and cooked ham is combined into a delicious snack.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
23 mins
38 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Peel white asparagus with a vegetable peeler from top to bottom, starting below the tips. Cut off any woody ends with a knife.

  • Place asparagus spears and salt in a large, wide saucepan and pour in enough water to just cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until spears are tender and easily pierced with a knife, 15 to 25 minutes. Drain.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Toast bread slices; arrange on a baking sheet. Spread butter over warm bread.

  • Lay 1/2 slice ham on top of each slice of bread; trim excess on all sides. Cut asparagus spears in half; divide evenly over ham. Cover asparagus spears with Edam cheese.

  • Place under the preheated broiler until cheese starts to bubble and brown slightly, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Any cheese that melts fast, such as Gouda cheese, may also be used.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; protein 30.7g 61% DV; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; fat 32.6g 50% DV; cholesterol 96.5mg 32% DV; sodium 1940.8mg 78% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
This is a keeper. I left off the butter though. Read More