Roasted Asparagus and Fried Capers

“An excellent preparation of asparagus with the surprising addition of deep-fried capers, in less than ten minutes. Dish can be served as a warm side dish or room temperature salad/first course. From Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author.”
READY IN:
10mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 lbs medium-size asparagus, ends trimmed
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 cup large capers, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500°; place asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with 1/2 T olive oil; roll asparagus around until it and pan are lightly coated; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast until tender-crisp and bright green, about 5-8 minutes and plate; meanwhile heat the remaining 2 T oil in a small skillet; deep fry the capers in the oil for 1 minute; transfer capers with a slotted spoon and sprinkle over the asparagus.

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