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Recipe

Asparagus and Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

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Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

The softly cooked egg yolks in this dish, which works well for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner, become a delicious sauce for the toast and asparagus.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2-inch-thick slices sourdough bread (from a round loaf)
  • 1 large clove garlic, halved
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, more for brushing the toast
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed of tough, woody stems
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 oz. Pecorino Romano, shaved into large shards with a vegetable peeler

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 420
      Fat Calories (kcal): 100
      Fat (g): 11
      Saturated Fat (g): 4
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
      Cholesterol (mg): 195
      Sodium (mg): 780
      Carbohydrates (g): 59
      Fiber (g): 4
      Protein (g): 22

Preparation

  • Lightly toast the bread. Rub one side of each slice with the garlic and brush lightly with olive oil. Put 1 slice on each of 4 plates.
  • Put the asparagus in a 12-inch nonstick skillet with 1/2 cup water, the olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a shallow bowl. When the asparagus is ready, pat dry and divide it among the pieces of toast. Wipe out the skillet with paper towels if wet; then slide the eggs into the hot skillet, sprinkle each with a pinch of salt and pepper, cover, and cook over low heat until the whites are firm but the yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes.
  • Top each toast with an egg. Garnish with the shaved Pecorino, and serve.

Serve alongside slices of Candied Bacon or punchy Fireman’s Sausage.

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  • cindyhw | 05/27/2016

    I made this for the first time last night and immediately added it to my favorites. Extremely easy and fast. I was lucky enough to be able to make it with fresh local asparagus, local free range eggs and wonderful local artisan sourdough. Substituted Parmesan Reggiano with no problem.

  • SeeBeth | 05/29/2012

    Easy and delicious. Make sure you use good quality sour dough bread. We substituted parmesan reggiano and think pecorino is the better cheese choice if you have it.

  • Deeblo | 05/13/2012

    I love this recipe for a quick light dinner when I don't want to make a mess or spend too much time in the kitchen. I actually bake the asparagus at 375 for 12 or 13 minutes in the oven that way I spend less time over the stove.

  • Deeblo | 05/13/2012

    I love this recipe for a quick light dinner when I don't want to make a mess or spend too much time in the kitchen. I actually bake the asparagus at 375 for 12 or 13 minutes in the oven that way I spend less time over the stove.

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