Monday, April 15, 2013

Parmesan Asparagus with Egg

One of the cooking shows I enjoy watching with my kids is called the Chew.   I saw Mario Batali make an asparagus and egg dish this past week and it look easy and fun.  Since asparagus is in season and I already had some in my fridge I decided to try it out.  Boy was it good.  Everyone in the family feasted on the dish and it was even enjoyed by the picky eater (my son).  I did not grill the asparagus like Mario, instead I just sauteed it in a pan and I also added the Parmesan cheese at the last minute of sauteing.  The egg needs to be a sunny side up (bulls-eye) so the yolk can run all over the asparagus and make a sauce.  This makes a fun breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Note:  If you are looking for a fantastic and easy side dish, the Parmesan Asparagus makes a great one without the egg. 

Asparagus cleaned and snapped to get rid of woody bottoms
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 Tbs or as much as you desire of Parmesan cheese

 Note:  I will not give exact quantities since you can make as much or little asparagus as you desire.  Remember to be conservative with the salt in the preseason because the Parmesan will also have salt.

Clean asparagus and snap the wooded bottoms.  Heat a large skillet on medium heat a little canola oil or olive oil.  Once heated add asparagus and saute for a minute.  Then add some salt and pepper for seasoning.  Keep sauteing until the asparagus is cooked to tender crisp. Do not overcook and make mushy because you want the asparagus crisp enough to still dunk in the yolk.  Just before asparagus is finished cooking, sprinkle Parmesan cheese and cook for another minute.  The Parmesan cheese will create a crumbly coating and stick to the asparagus.   Fry an egg in some oil or butter on gentle heat until it's a sunny side up.  Place asparagus on plate and place egg on top. Enjoy. 

Recipe source The Chew Mario-Batalis-Asparagus-Milanese

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  1. This dish would be a perfect meal for me. Wonderfully fresh egg over lightly grilled asparagus and then some parmesan. Heaven on a plate.

  2. Looks very restaurant like.. Perfect with the egg yolk dripping along the side making a perfect healthy sauce :)

  3. Man, I am so jealous of this plate. I am going to have cold cereal at a Hampton Inn this morning. Would so much rather be having your meal. It looks so delicious.

  4. this is the best combo,nice click.

  5. This is my kind of dish. I can eat this any time of the day as I love both asparagus and eggs.

  6. The picture tell it all,looks so colorful fresh and perfect for my light dinner for me once in while :)

  7. wow looks fab tempting

  8. Asparagus with a runny egg is a match made in foodie heaven! Just sprinkle it with a little kosher salt and a few grinds of the pepper mill....pure ecstasy! I sometimes wrap the asparagus in prosciutto as well. Fantastic job!

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  9. Guess I've led a sheltered life. This is my first time hearing about this dish. It looks good.

  10. What a gorgeous asparagus dish! I love a simple asparagus and topping it with an egg is the ultimate. I discovered that myself a couple of months ago and just LOVE IT! Great pics!

  11. What a wonderful recipe idea! I love dipping asparagus stalks into egg yolks and I also love how this becomes a one-pan meal!

  12. I keep meaning to try that show! My friends love it, and I can see why. This asparagus and egg dish looks so comforting and delicious Ramona. :D

  13. This looks like the perfect breakfast. Yummy!


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