Great and easy dish to prepare for brunch or Sunday breakfast with your
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
- 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
|Did You Know?
|It's not that difficult
to get at least 5 servings of fruit or vegetables a day, when you know
what a serving size really is.
Add '/2 cup of diced peaches or berries to your morning
Bring a piece of fruit or some raw vegetables to work or school every
Prepare a green salad with low fat dressing for lunch.
Skip the can of soda pop, have orange, apple, mango or tomato juice
Fill your sandwiches with tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and fresh or
roasted red peppers.
If you are eating out, order an entree with lots of vegetables, like
pasta primavera, a stir-fry or vegetarian pizza.
Serve cooked peas or carrots at suppertime.
Mix 1/2 cup of blueberries or sliced strawberries with low fat vanilla
yogurt for dessert.
Prepare fruit salad as dessert for your family.