1 lb asparagus,stemmed and peeled 1 inch from bottom
6 slices prosciutto or thin sliced ham
3 tbls butter
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1. Cook asparagus in pot of simmering water until tender, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain
2. Divide asparagus into 6 equal bundles. Wrap each bundle with slice of prosciutto or ham; place in shallow flameproof dish.
3. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Pour mixture over each bundle. Top with Gruyere cheese.
4. Heat broiler. Run bundles under broiler until cheese slightly browns, about 1 minute.