Friday, 28 February 2014

Garlic Asparagus with Poached Eggs

I love asparagus, so much so that I usually want to eat it in a very simple way, with a minimum of fuss. A little crispy garlic and a creamy poached egg gives just about the right balance.

This would make a perfect dinner party starter, or a light meal in its own right.

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This works out at 150 calories per serving, while feeling like something special (at least to asparagus-lovers like me).

Garlic Asparagus with Poached Eggs
Serves 2

1tsp olive oil
16 asparagus spears
4 cloves garlic
1tsp white wine vinegar
2 large eggs
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, and sautee the asparagus over a medium heat.
  2. Finely slice the garlic.
  3. Once the asparagus begins to soften, add the garlic, and fry until crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring water to a vigorous boil with the white wine vinegar.
  5. Whisk the water, before breaking in an egg. (I find it helpful to break the egg into a cup first, so I'm not messing about with the shell while the water is boiling.)
  6. Stir the water gently, to bring the egg white together.
  7. Boil for 2-3 minutes until the whites are cooked, then use a slotted spoon to remove from the water.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 for the second egg.
  9. Arrange the asparagus on two plates, garnish with the crispy garlic, and top with a poached egg.
  10. Serve immediately.


Midnight Cowgirl said...

That looks delicious!

Sarah said...

Great idea--poached egg feels special, asparagus feels special, and sliced crispy garlic is certainly not ordinary either. This is a great example of how some simple things create a memorable dish. Whenever I want to feel like I'm eating a restaurant meal at home, I add a poached egg.

Kim said...

This looks delicious! I like steamed asparagus with just a touch of truffle oil... Time to see if there are any specials on asparagus at the local stores. Need delicious food...

Shana Norris said...

This looks delicious. I love that you've included calories.

Angie Schneider said...

This makes me long for the asparagus season! Yum!

Becky Jerdee said...

Yummmmmmmm! I just bought a whole book of asparagus recipes. Love that green stuff and it's the best in the spring when it bursts out of the cool soil.

mypixieblog said...

Love that you include calorie count (as I'm trying to limit mine per day). LOVE asparagus and realize I haven't had it in entirely too long. Thanks!

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