hit. They are so easy and quick to prepare, and taste so good. Be sure to use a good quality Prosciutto or Spanish Jamon Serrano - it will make a difference.
The snap of the asparagus with the crispy ham and the creamy cheese combine perfectly to make this a definite go-to appetizer for any nice dinner or brunch. And they're so super easy. ; )
- Grab each piece of asparagus at the top and bottom, then gently bend until the bottom part of the stalk breaks off, then discard the bottom stem.
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel off about one inch of the skin at the bottom of the asparagus spears, then steam or drop them in boiling water for about 1 - 2 minutes, until they turn bright green, but maintain a crisp texture.
- Spread a generous amount of cream cheese onto the ham, then wrap it tightly around each asparagus spear.
- Bake on a baking paper lined tray in a 400 F (200 C) oven for about 20 minutes, or until crispy, turning occasionally.
- Serve warm.