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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Roasted Asparagus with a Poached Egg

Roasted Asparagus with a Poached Egg

The other day I went out for a loooooong (7.4 miles) walk. When I got home I was so hungry, I just started eating everything in site. At some point I decided to be slightly virtuous so I made this dish. I absolutely love asparagus (evidence) and roasting it is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. In fact, I spent the entire summer of 2001 living on roasted asparagus and whole wheat bread...I had weird habits in college. This is so simple and delicious. If you have some bread, go ahead and toast it up to have something to sop all the deliciousness up with. I have some asparagus left and since I spent another night out with the boys last night, I will probably be having this again verrry soon. Enjoy your Saturday!



Roasted Asparagus with a Poached Egg

Makes 1 serving

6-8 stalks asparagus, trimmed
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, cracked into a small bowl being careful not to break the yolk
White vinegar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the asparagus on top. Toss the asparagus with a bit of oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast 10-15 minutes until the asparagus is tender.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add a splash of vinegar. Carefully pour the egg into the water. Use a spoon to cover the whites with water. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the whites have set. Remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and serve on top of the asparagus.

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23 comments:

unconfidentialcook said...

I just love this, never make it and I thank you for the inspiration. Isn't asparagus that's roasted just the best?

Nicole said...

I make this all the time! I add a little reduced balsamic vinegar and Parmesan shavings for some extra flavor...perfect when I don't want anything too complicated for dinner.

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

What a fabulous combination!! Thanks for sharing!

Foodycat said...

Classic combination - and done so beautifully.

Erica said...

I love asparagus- looks great. Um yah- I had totally odd eating days in college too. Second semester of freshman year- all i ate was bagels and fruit becuase I was so sick of dorm food...hahah.

Christina Kim said...

Love this combo! I would eat asparagus much more often if the smell of my urine afterwards didn't offend me so much (too much info for you?).

Elizabeth said...

Poached Eggs are my favorite - I bet I would love this recipe. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

This looks simple and delicious. I love asparagus and poached eggs separately - together they'd be perfect.

Marta said...

I'm the biggest fan of eggs & asparagus! I'll poach an egg on any asparagus meal! Even soup!
This looks nice, light and budget: loving it!

Dawn said...

a 7 mile walk? wow. you must be in perfect shape. I can only walk like 3 miles and then I need an oxygen tank (LOL kidding).
Roasting any type of veggie truly brings out the best flavor.

Mindy said...

This looks great! I've never thought to put the two together. I'll have to make this the next time my husband isn't around for a meal (since he hates asparagus and poached eggs!) But it will be my own little treat...

Kerstin said...

Beautiful dish - I love simple dishes with seasonal ingredients!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Esi,

I've got your page open and am making this for breakfast! So glad you posted this one.

Laura

Pearl said...

i love the asparagus! delicious!

Esi said...

Thanks everyone!

Nicole, your additions sound really good. I'll have to try that sometime.

Erica, dorm food was the WORST! Freshman year I lived on hard boiled eggs and cereal.

Dawn, I am hardly in perfect shape...or even good shape, but I am working on it!

Laura, hope you had a great breakfast!

The Cooking Photographer said...

We loved it! Thanks for the great recipe.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks delicious! It reminds me of a fancy but simple breakfast you might have at a spa.

ttfn300 said...

simple and delicious!!

lisaiscooking said...

This is just a perfect combination! Roasted asparagus is so good, and with egg, it's the best.

SJ said...

My husband and I were just discussing how to poach an egg. What a timely post! Thanks. Nice photo too.

Kevin said...

Great way to enjoy some asparagus!

PrairieMolly said...

That is beautiful. I just tried making this and it was my first time poaching an egg. It went horribly wrong. Yours is beautiful.

Esi said...

Thanks Molly, I use a egg poaching tutorial from Cookthink. Works every time!