white asparagus

@bgerig (1259)
United States
February 18, 2007 11:36pm CST
Have you ever had white asparagus? I had it in Europe. It is supposed to be a delicacy. It was just like regular asparagus.....very, very good. I have forgotten what it is called....something like splaten. Maybe one of you can remind me.
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@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I didn't know that asparagus was white too. I would love to try some of it. I love the green.
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I discovered it in Germany. It is very tender...quite good. I hope you will have the opportunity to discover it yourself some day. Thanks for commenting on my discussion.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I love asparagus it is my favorite of all times... yummy yummy
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Thank you for replying. Have you ever had white asparagus? And how do you cook it that you like it so well?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
19 Feb 07
I have never heard of white asparagus I wonder if it is better than the green, I am not a huge fan of asparagus so I wonder if it is any better...
@bgerig (1259)
• United States
19 Feb 07
As I remember it, it was very tender and had a very good, yummy sauce on it. I just couldn't get over the color of it. I was told that they would continue to put dirt over the stalk as it grew and that is why it remained white.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I LOVE asparagus. It's my favorite vegetable. I had the white as an appetizer once and didn't think it was any better than the green. I didn't like the looks of it either. It looked anemic. Also, white asparagus costs about three times more than regular green asparagus which is not cheap. So I think I'll stick with ggreen asparagus.
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
7 Mar 07
Yes I have had white aspargus in Europe. It is a particular delicacy in Germany and it is called Spargel. It is the same asparagus plant as the green asparagus only when it is growing they mount earth on it so the spears stay underground. Then they cut it underground. It is white because it is not allowed to be exposed to sun light. Last year I was in a super market and lo and behold they had a special on white aspargus, it was imported from South America. I bought a whole lot of it and served it mixed with green asparagus. It looked very pretty and tasted so good.
@bgerig (1259)
• United States
7 Mar 07
sounds like you really like it too.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Have not had white asparagus yet. You just let it grown under a cover so that it does not make chlorophyl. Should not be that much more expensive since all you do is deprive it of sunlight. I enjoy asparagus and know when I begin to market garden I will be able to offer this 'delicacy' lol
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
7 Mar 07
You'll have to try it. It is more expensive some places because it is considered a delicacy to some people and in some countries. I think that is probably because it is unusual.
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
7 Mar 07
as you already know, I love asparagus and then yes I know that there are white asparagus, too...Actually I have never tried them yet but my friends tell me that they are more delicate than green one...I know by sure that they are more expensive but I think that we can all decide how to spend our money and if one is really keen on asparagus, he would be very happy to taste all the varieties that exists...passions make our lives more interesting...and therefore I can imagine your eyes when tasting this kidn of asparagus...I am sure you were happy...and from time to time it is nice offering ourselved something we like...of course taking our wallet into great consideration all the other times!!!!
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I never knew there's white asparagus I wish i could have at least one plate of white asparagus on my table for dinner tonight
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
6 May 07
I love Spargel. Spargel city is Beelitz about 30 miles from Berlin. There is the best white aspergues in the world. The sticks are at least two to three times as thick as the green aspergues. One pound is 2 dollars now. The plants grow at least three years. then they heap earth on top of the plants, it looks like long rows of oldfashioned graves. When the aspegues is about to come out of the earth the farmers go harvesting. they take very long knifes and cut down very deep into the earth and pull out the perfectly white Spargel. the spargel season is over in June, then it is forbidden to cut more, the aspergues plants must grow and rest so there will be more next year. the fully grown plants then look somewhat like dill. We eat Spargel several times a week in May. A delicacy. I peel it, boil it with a little salt and a trace of sugar. We eat it with new potatoes and brown butter or sauce hollandaise or bearnaise. And maybe a Schitzel. But in this time of the year the Spargel is what matters and not the meat. There is canned and frozen Spargel but it is just not the same.
@dfinster (3536)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I seem to remember hearing about white asparagus. I love asparagus but have never seen that where I live or had the opportunity to try it. If I could find it where I live I'd definately give it a try.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I have eaten it in the USA many times. We just call it white asparagus. It is very good, a little lighter in taste.