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Is it possible to eat too much asparagus??!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by XmisterIS, 31 May 2011.

  1. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    I love English asparagus, and the growing season is so tantalisingly short that when it comes in, it is dirt cheap in the supermarkets and is so much nicer than that crappy expensive tasteless air-freighted Peruvian stuff that you get at other times of the year. I like the local stuff so much that I will eat it almost every day during the season!

    I know it makes one's pee smell pungent and weird, but I wonder if there are any dangers from eating it by the truckload!
     
  2. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    ...better than Spanish cucumber!
     
  3. Angelfishsolo

    Angelfishsolo A Velocipedian

    Mr Google says "No" :smile:
     
  4. Chromatic

    Chromatic Über Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Yes. Any asparagus is too much aparagus, totally over-rated IMHO.
     
  5. Adasta

    Adasta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Asparagus with poached egg is a lovely starter or snack.

    Eat on, I say.
     
  6. snorri

    snorri Guru

    Whilst cycletouring I have noticed that the spargel season is BIG in Germany and I don't need to tell you about the Germans, so be wary.:thumbsup:




    :biggrin:
     
  7. yello

    yello kiwi fruit

    Location:
    France
    Hope it's not possible to eat too much, our neighbour brings it over by the bucket load. I'm not personally a big fan of the stuff but I'll eat it.
     
  8. PK99

    PK99 Veteran

    Location:
    SW19
    I suffer from gout and take a pill a day of allopurinol to keep it at bay. Even with that, a few stems of asparagus (as confirmed last week by 5 very slim stems) is enough to trigger a bout of gout because Apasaragus is rich in purines.

    Whic is a real bugger as i used to love asparagus!
     
  9. Valiant

    Valiant Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Yes when your pee starts stinging lol
     
  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Is it possible to eat too much Asparagus? Englaish Asparagus in the growing season? Cooked to perfection? Eaten with one's fingers? Dipped in real melted butter?.




    eeeerm.. NO!
     
  11. Zoof

    Zoof New Member

    Location:
    Manchester


    We have had the cucumber now the asparagus.


    But yes, I’ve had that problem, touring and wenching at the same time fixed it!

    PS Good job I’m on the road tomorrow
     
  12. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    I have today discovered the most gorgeous thing to do with asparagus ... so delicious in fact that I had to restrain myself from beating the whole plate straight up into the air while shouting, "f**k me, this is delicious!"

    I digress ...

    Make a coating batter using self-raising flour and flavoured with thai fish sauce. Get some fat very hot. Holding each asparagus spear by the cut end, dip it in the coating batter and deep fry until crispy golden, then lay out on paper towel to absorb the excess. Sprinkle with rock salt to taste.
     
  13. Zoof

    Zoof New Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    A bacon sandwich is 700 calories

    What’s coated battered Asparagus?????
     
  14. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    When it tastes that good, I don't care .... :tongue:
     
  15. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    4 more than a deep fried mars bar.
     
  16. wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Senior Member

    Location:
    Norwich

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  17. Melonfish

    Melonfish Evil Genius in training.

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    you know i really should actually try asparagus.
    can anyone recommend a way to eat it? other then lightly blanched?
    i'm seeing talk of poached eggs and butter?
     
  18. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Tastes like peas.
     
  19. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Green asparagus is really nice grilled or done in a hot oven. You just roll them in olive oil and add a bit of salt first.
     
  20. wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Senior Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Oil the asparagus then toss in onto a very hot griddle and cook it to the point where you think, "that's probably enough" then give it a few more minutes. Drizzle with garlic crushed into olive oil and freshly cracked pepper.

    Tastes fantastic, and pretty much goes with anything or on it's own.

    Your pee will STINK until the next day, but well worth it!!