Vegetables, Side Dishes & Salads

Asparagus en CrouteTom & Kari

12 slices of good quality white sandwich bread
1/2 pound Jarlsberg or other Swiss cheese
1/2 cup prepared Dijon style mustard
12 asparagus spears, cooked
4 tablespoons melted sweet butter, approximately

Roll slices of bread as thin as possible with a rolling pin; trim crusts. You will have pieces of bread approximately 3-3 1/2-inches square. Lay squares out on a work surface and cover with a damp towel for 10 minutes. Cut cheese into fingers, more or less the size of the asparagus spears. Spread each bread square evenly with mustard. Lay an asparagus spear and a strip of cheese on each bread square and roll up.

Place seam side down on a buttered baking sheet. Brush rolls with melted butter.
Bake in the upper third of a 450-degree oven for 10 minutes, or until brown and bubbling.
Serve immediately.

12 rolls; 4-6 servings

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