Ingredients: Asparagus, cream cheese, shaved deli ham.
Cook asparagus al dente’ (5 to 7 minutes)
Immediately drop in ice water so asparagus stays green. Dry spears.
Spread very thin deli ham with softened cream cheese.
Roll on to asparagus spears. Cool and serve as appetizer.
*It will be gone and everyone will want the recipe.
[Editor Ryan: I make a variation on this that I call “white trash pickles,” which just substitutes a cut pickle spear for the asparagus. Buy some of the triangle-wedged pickle spears. Then spread cream cheese on ham slices. Wrap the pickle with the cheese-coated ham slice. Cut into one-inch pieces and stick toothpicks in. It’s always the first dish to go at parties.]