What part of the asparagus do you cut off?
How to Trim Asparagus
Is it better to cut or break asparagus?
THE BOTTOM LINE: You’ll throw away more asparagus if you snap off the ends, and the spears won’t look as long and elegant. For many reasons, we think trimming and peeling is worth the effort. SNAPPED: Snapping the natural breaking point means losing half the weight of almost every spear.
Do you cut off the bottoms of asparagus?
If you don’t already know, the bottom end of asparagus is woody, fibrous, and unpleasant to eat. It needs to go in the compost and not in the pot. But on every spear of asparagus, the fibrous end is a different length, so you can’t get away with cutting an inch or so off the bottom and hoping for the best.
How much do you cut off asparagus?
How to Trim Asparagus – Option 2. Snapping might be satisfying, but if you feel like that doesn’t yield in as precise stalks as you’d prefer, we recommend using a knife. Just line up a whole bunch of asparagus on the cutting board, and trim the ends where you see the green starting to fade into white