Asparagus Al Prosciutto

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For the Asparagus:
2 lbs. asparagus
11/2 teaspoon salt for the water
To Assemble and Serve:
1/4 lb. prosciutto - thin slices
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
8 tablespoons butter


For the Asparagus:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean asparagus - cut off ends. Put in boiling salted water bring to a boil - cover and cook for 5 minutes. Lift out with tongs and drain on paper towels. 

To Assemble and Serve:

Divide asparagus into bundles, wrap each bundle with 2 strips of prosciutto securing with a toothpick. Butter a cookie sheet - line up the bundles - sprinkle with parmesan cheese put in hot oven for 3 minutes. Melt butter in a saucepan - put bundles on warm platter and pour melted butter over them. Serve.