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Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg with Runny Yolk and Parmigiano Reggiano


One of my favorite ways to cook asparagus is to roast it as roasting seems to concentrate the flavour. Simple roasted asparagus seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper is makes a great side dish and you can easily top it with various things to change it up from meal to meal. You could also top it with something more substantial, like an egg, and turn it into a light meal. Though I have done roasted asparagus topped with fried eggs, scrambled eggs and even chopped up hard boiled eggs my favorite is a poached egg. Roasted asparagus topped with a poached egg makes for a really nice light and healthy meal that I have been enjoying often on weekend mornings over the last few weeks. Really, how can you go wrong topping anything with an egg with a nice runny yolk? I also like to top everything off with some freshly grated parmigiano reggiano and sometimes even a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound thick asparagus (trimmed)
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
parmigiano reggiano to taste (grated, optional)
balsamic vinegar to taste (optional)

Directions:
1. Spread the asparagus out in a single layer on a flat baking dish.
2. Roast in a preheated 400F oven until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.
4. Crack an egg into a bowl and pour the egg from the bowl into the water and repeat for remaining eggs.
5. Let the eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are not, about 2-3 minutes.
6. Arrange the asparagus on plates and top with the poached eggs.
7. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on some parmigiano reggiano.

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47 comments:

Joanne said...

I adore roasted asparagus and I can imagine just how good the runny egg must taste on top of it. Great idea!

Amanda Laird said...

This looks amazing. Poached eggs top my favorites list; great photo, Kevin.

Lori Lynn said...

Great combination. Nice shot too.
LL

Dawn said...

I'm searching for something for breakfast and I happen along this. I think I can eat 3 eggs of this.

finsmom said...

A very creative and yummy dish! Great photo!

Conor said...

What a lovely simple dish, and a great action shot to accompany it!

Here's a dish of asparagus and eggs that I came across a while ago and thought would be quite cute to serve at the table, that perhaps you might like:
http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/hugh-s-asparagus-recipe_p_1.html

Justine said...

looks like a great, simple brunch idea

Elra said...

Yummmmmm. I always love runny egg like this. Asparagus look scrumptious.

Esi said...

I have been having this for dinner at least once a week lately. So delicious.

Chef Fresco said...

Kevin, we love this combination! Although we have not tried it with the poached egg. Here is our version with a hard-boiled egg topping.

Christina said...

I just made roasted asparagus! I love asparagus with eggs, but usually only incorporate them into an omelet, love this idea!

mickey said...

What an imaginative and beautifully organized blog yu've written. I really enjoyed reading it.

taste traveller said...

Beautiful picture! I did this a few months ago with both white & green asparagus and fried wild leeks. I love it with balsamic vinegar - makes an amazing breakfast.

Jenn said...

I love the runny egg just spilling over the asparagus. Yum!!!!

Jana said...

Oh good heavens...this looks lovely...absolutely everything on your blog looks amazing!

Kirby! said...

I've never tried this combo, but poached eggs taste good on top of almost anything, in my opinion!

Marta said...

Roasting is also my favourite way to cook asparagus, they get so nice a nutty! And the parmigiano in this dish must really bring out those nutty tones!

Caro said...

Yep! It absolutely, positively has to be poached!! My absolute favourite, home-late-need-a-quickie supper!

Kalyn said...

Now I'm wondering why I've never tried this!

Bridgett said...

Yummy!

Skinnymum said...

can't wait try this out, yummy ...... asparagus and poached eggs are two of my fav food.

Jamie said...

I have never roasted aspargus but now I must! And this was is our favorite way to eat them à la Milanese! Topped with an egg and Parmesan curls. Yet I always fried my egg sunny side up, but yours looks so fantastic! Gonna do it this way next!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love poached egg but have never tried it with asparagus. This is a great idea!

Elin said...

I can never do a poached egg properly...yours look great! :)

Pam said...

Every since I saw Nigella dip asparagus spears in a soft boiled egg, I've been smitten. But I've never tried it,this looks even better!

Christelle said...

just love asparagus, and very happy they are in season, lol!! I usually steam them, and yes egg goes very very well with it! :)

pigpigscorner said...

You are right! an egg with runny yolk goes well with everything!

Peter M said...

This would be a wonderful offering for a brunch!

Lisa said...

Fantastic way to serve asparagus!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Oh, yum! I adore runny yolks and this looks like a delicious way to enjoy them. Easy, too.

oneshotbeyond said...

it sure looks appetizing to me!

♥Rosie♥ said...

oh this looks wonderful Kevin. Roasted asparagus & poached eggs can't go wrong with this great combo.

The Duo Dishes said...

Nice color too. The yellow and green look great together.

Teanna said...

Wow! That photo is just unreal. Absolutely gorgeous. I am seriously craving that right now and may have to make that for dinner tonight!

Marjie said...

I agree. Asparagus is an all time wonderful food!

Kelly said...

This looks so delicious! Will be trying this out :D

Jan said...

I would never have thought of pairing poached eggs with asparagus, what a lovely idea.

Kaitlin said...

This sounds fantastic! I agree that poached eggs make almost anything taste fantastic. I bet this would be great on toasted French bread.

Paula said...

Oh, boy, you totally had me at "egg"! Why have I never had this! I love roasted asparagus. I love eggs! Brilliant move, Kevin, to put them together! :-)

Bobby said...

yum, I am growing asparagus in my garden this year. I cant wait to try out some recipes. This looks great.

ejm said...

We recently barbecue-wokked (I hope that's a verb) asparagus. Without having tasted your roasted asparagus, I'm thinking that the barbecued version was easily as good.

We tossed the asparagus in a little olive oil and sprinkled it with salt and pepper before barbecuing it.

-Elizabeth

(Lay your roasted asparagus over toast, add some Hollandaise sauce to this and sure, it's not exactly a nice healthy meal but it's really really good.)

Tiffiny Felix said...

I never would have thought of eating these two together, but it looks wonderful...thanks for broadening my horizons! Beautiful picture, too :)

{lovely little things} said...

Ooh, the runny eggs would be a great compliment to the asparagus, yum!

Shana said...

Oh my. I just made this for dinner tonight, with a side of bacon, and it has now become one of my most favorite foods. It was AMAZING!!! Even my veggie-hating husband requested that I start making this regularly. Thank you!

Jess said...

That sounds divine! Great photo too...you apparently have multiple talents!

Spryte said...

Wow!!! That looks awesome!!!

Jodi said...

I'm really enjoying your blog; it's helping me learn how to cook in a more natural way, if that makes sense. The instructions are detailed, yet easy to follow, thank you.

I made this for a light dinner last night - so simple yet so delicious. I would never have thought to make it if I hadn't found it here. Thanks!

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