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Asparagus with Herbed Cheese on Toast

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  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; remove scales with a knife or vegetable peeler, if desired.
  2. Drop asparagus and onion wedges into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 3-4 minutes.
  3. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain well.
  4. Pat dry with a paper towel; set aside.
  5. Combine ricotta cheese, fresh thyme, chives, and chervil in a bowl; stir well, and set aside.
  6. Cut bread crosswise into 6 (1-inch-thick) slices; reserve remaining bread for another use.
  7. Toast bread slices under broiler until golden brown.
  8. Spread cheese mixture evenly over bread and set aside.
  9. Heat non-stick skillet with olive oil.
  10. Add onion, salt, and pepper; saute for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Add asparagus and heat.
  12. Top bread with onions and asparagus.
  13. Place briefly under the broiler to heat.

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