Trim & Peel Asparagus

Preparing asparagus is a snap -- literally. For slim, tender stalks, all you need to do is snap off and discard the woody base.
Grasp the base of the asparaguswith one hand and use thevegetable peeler in the other.

For thick stalks of asparagus, peel away the tough outer layer. The easiest way is to grasp the base of the asparagus in one hand and use a vegetable peeler in the other, carefully peeling toward (but stopping short of) your hand and rotating the asparagus as you peel. You'll wind up with a short piece of stalk with the peelings attached; you can easily snap it off at the point where the peeling stops.

Make one of our asparagus recipes!


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