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Dinner Tonight: Spring Asparagus and Bacon Hash

This is the time of year when I figure out as many ways as possible to eat asparagus. Right now nearly every asparagus spear is perfectly sweet and crisp. I've realized that I just need to cram all of my asparagus needs into one short spurt during spring when it really matters. While serving spears with a little butter or Parmesan cheese is almost always a good idea, eventually I start to wonder how I can turn asparagus into a full meal.

Of course, adding an egg to the equation always works, but I also wanted something else to bulk out the dish. That's why I was immediately drawn to this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It creates a flavorful hash with bacon and potatoes and only adds the asparagus at the very end. They stay bright green and are perfect fresh foil for the bacon.

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