Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova)

Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes

Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova)

An easy way to serve asparagus, which is so good and underestimated by many people. It is a quick to prepare recipe that I use when I am in a hurry. Complete this dish with a good slice of country bread.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 650 kcal

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Ingredients
 

  • 20 Asparagus (10 per person)
  • 2 Large eggs (1 per person) – if possible, try to use fresh organic or free-range eggs
  • 1 Knob of butter
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • First, we need to prepare the asparagus. If the asparagus have been hanging around for a while (few days from they have been picked), I suggest you pare the lower part of the stalk, which is usually hard.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • A potato peeler is ideal for this operation.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • Also, cut off the bottom (about 2 cm – 3/4") of the stalk, which is usually a bit woody.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • Now, what we need is boiling water (slightly salted) so take a pan large enough to contain all your asparagus, add water, salt and bring the water to the boil (an alternative way of cooking the asparagus is to use a steamer).
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • When the water is boiling, put all your asparagus into it.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • When the asparagus are ready, remove them from the pan using a slotted spoon. Boiling time depends on the asparagus size. In this recipe I boiled the asparagus for 5 minutes. Anyway, boil the asparagus until tender. You can use a fork to test them, if the fork pass through them easily, this means they are ready.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • 2-3 minutes before the asparagus are ready, start cooking your eggs. Put few drops of olive oil in the frying pan.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • With kitchen paper, brush the oil all over the pan surface to create a very thin coat. Alternatively, you can brush with butter or lard if you prefer, but always remember not to exaggerate with these fats (just a thin coat).
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • Cook your eggs over a medium heat. The eggs yolk should still be a bit soft.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • Melt the butter, but do not let it to become brown.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • The butter is ready.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • Meanwhile, you have put your asparagus onto a plate and covered with the egg. Pour some melted butter over the whole thing, but watch not to overdo the butter otherwise the dish would be too rich.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
    Asparagus with eggs (Asparagi con le uova) | Vegetable recipes
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Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal
Keyword Vegetable
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By Federico

Federico Pezzaioli is an ex-badass Italian Paratrooper on a mission - to make creating delicious authentic Italian food really easy. He researches, writes and photographs each recipe with the same attention to detail he used to apply to packing his parachute.

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