butter by melting it in a very small pot or metal container over low heat and scooping out the foam
that rises. Then, spoon off the clear butterfat to a clean bowl or container, being careful not to disturb the water or milk
solids at the bottom. The clear portion is clarified butter
. Set this aside briefly in a warm place. Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice
, white pepper, and salt in a blender and process at high speed for about 60 seconds. Leaving the blender
running, pour the clarified butter through the feed opening of the blender in a slow steady stream and mix until thickened. Pour into a shallow plate. Dip each asparagus spear into the sauce
so that three-fourths of the stick is covered to hold prosciutto in place, then wrap a slice of prosciutto over the sauce on each asparagus
spear, leaving a dry end for guests to serve themselves.