24 thick fresh white asparagus, or 48 of the slender green variety.
3 slices of day old bread
1/4 cup of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon of sweet paprika
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1.Trim the asparagus and simmer in lightly salted water until tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
2.Chop the bread to crumbs, and fry in oil until lightly browned. Add the garlic and paprika along with salt and pepper to taste.
3.Arrange asparagus in an ovenproof dish and pour the fried bread mixture over them.
4.Place in preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot with the splash of vinegar at the end.