Asparagus with Cheese
24 medium stalks asparagus
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1/2 to 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Wash asparagus and snap off the tough ends. Dry stalks thoroughly on paper
towels and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
Warm oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add
the asparagus to sauté for about a minute. Add water, turn heat to high and cook
uncovered for 4 minutes or until the asparagus is just tender and the water has
evaporated. Shake skillet occasionally to prevent sticking
Stir in grated Parmesan and add pepper. Add small amount of
salt if desired.