James Beard, as usual, crafted simply wonderful recipes and indeed, this recipe is a delight. Perfect for entertaining.

Asparagus Tip Canapes
Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 1 batch
  • asparagus; fresh or canned
  • butter
  • fingers of buttered toast
  • grated American cheese
  1. Heat some freshly cooked or canned asparagus tips in butter till they are heated through. Place them on fingers of buttered toast, sprinkle well with grated American cheese, and place under the broiler till the cheese is melted. (Cut the asparagus tips down to the size of the fingers.)
Source: HORS D'OEUVRE AND CANAPES by James Beard

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