Asparagus has been traditionally served hot with butter or a butter sauce, like the hollandaise, or cold with a vanaigrette dressing or mayonnaise. Using your fingers, pick up the stem by its base, then dip it in the sauce and eat from the tip downwards. As a meal starter or a light supper dish, serve it with a softly boiled or fried egg. Dip the tips into the yolk, then eat with white bread or toast. Egg and butter can be added in a dressing that provides contrasting crispness.
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