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L'asperge With Bacon and Onion

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“From Bon Appetit March 2006. A French recipe from the Alsace-Lorraine region. French Country comfort food at its best! Try using a specialty onion grown in your area.”

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  1. In saute pan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. DO NOT burn! Transfer bacon strips to paper towel and drain.
  2. Once bacon is cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4" pieces.
  3. Pour off most of the bacon drippings except for 1 teaspoon. Add the bacon pieces and onion to the pan. Stir. Remove from heat.
  4. In non-reactive bowl, whisk the oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a pot of boiling, salted water cook the asparagus until crisp-tender, approximately 3 minutes. Drain asparagus and transfer to paper towel to drain some more.
  6. In the meantime, stir the bacon mixture over medium-low heat about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Combine the asparagus with the dressing in a mixing bowl. Toss to coat.
  8. Arrange the cooked asparagus on a serving platter and spoon the bacon/onion mixture on top.

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