Double Boiler or Percolator

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Can I cook asparagus in a double boiler?

Double Boiler or Percolator

To steam asparagus in an upright position, fasten the stalks into a bundle using a band of foil or string. Stand the stalks upright in the double boiler or percolator with the tips extending an inch or more above the boiling, salted water. A glass cooking vessel works best. Cover and cook until tender, 5 to 8 minutes.

   

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