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Pan Fried Asparagus

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 3 people


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Heat a frying pan with nothing in it on medium heat.
  • Wash the asparagus and cut 2-3 inches off the bottoms.
  • Put olive oil in the pan and rotate the pan to cover the bottom with oil.
  • Place the asparagus in the pan. Cover with a lid.
  • Check occasionally to flip so the asparagus does not burn and cooks evenly on all sides.
  • When asparagus is turning a darker green, add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Flip to coat all the pieces. Replace the lid.
  • Asparagus is done when a fork inserted in a thicker part goes in without resistance.