Asparagus on Toast with Cream

blanched asparagus toast
Blanched asparagus is flavored with a sprinkling of celery salt and a splash of cream before being perched atop rye toast.Kat Craddock

In Hadley, Massachusetts, asparagus is the prized local crop; we got this recipe from the Barstow family, longtime Hadley residents and asparagus aficionados. The vegetable is blanched until crisp-tender, enriched with a splash of cream, and served on rye toast.