This dish is almost exactly the same as my recipe for Green Bean Bits and I decided to make it because Son, with all of his many allergies and food restrictions LOVES green vegetables and I make them for him at least twice a day. I decided to try it out with asparagus and it was SUCH A HIT (imagine little 19 month old with fistfuls of asparagus pieces, shoving them into his mouth). Daughters both liked it as well, and I have to say, they taste pretty darn good. They are easy to eat (for kids) and easier to make (for moms.)
Asparagus Bits with Crispy Garlic
1.5 lbs asparagus
8-10 cloves of garlic thinly sliced (more if you like to keep away the vampires)
2 tablespoons mild flavored oil (I like canola or can even use olive oil)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cut off and discard the tough woody side of the asparagus. Cut the remainder into into 1/2 inch bits. The easiest way to do this is to grab a handful, line them up and slice through the bunch.
2. Heat a fry pan over medium high heat. Add oil. Add garlic and a pinch of salt. Watch VERY carefully as garlic can quickly burn. Wait until garlic is golden and then add the cut asparagus bits. Saute over medium high heat until asparagus are tender and slightly blistered, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Serve and enjoy!