Eggs With Asparagus

Eggs With Asparagus

Great and easy dish to prepare for brunch or Sunday breakfast with your family.


36 asparagus spears, trimmed
10 slices whole wheat or whole grain bread
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
10 large eggs
1/3 light cream or milk
1/3 cup chives, chopped
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish

  • In a large skillet bring water to boil. Add salt and trimmed asparagus. Cook until tender crisp (for about 2 minutes).
  • Drain asparagus and rinse with cold water. Pat dry and cut into 1 inch long pieces.
  • Spray 10 ramekins (size 3/4 cup or 175 mL) with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180º C).
  • Toast bread, then cut to fit base of each ramekin and place on the bottom.
  • Divide prepared asparagus between ramekins and season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 tablespoon each).
  • Gently break an large egg on top of Parmesan cheese in each ramekin.
  • Drizzle light cream or milk over eggs and bake until whites are set and yolks are still runny, for about 13 to 15 minutes, depends on your oven.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives and shaved Parmesan cheese over top.
  • Let stand 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Makes 10 servings.

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