Asparagus and eggs were made for each other. Asparagus season might be in summer, but the quality seems to be really good throughout the year here in California. This is one of those super easy recipes that you can throw together really quickly when guests come over. It seems like so much more than it really is with complex flavors and an elegant presentation.
So simple with only four ingredients (plus salt & pepper of course).
The egg might look a little crispy around the edges, but that flavor goes great with the nuttiness of the asparagus in this dish. Get the oil in the pan pretty hot before adding the egg to get crisp edges.
- 1/2 lb asparagus trimmed
- 2 large eggs
- extra virgin olive oil
- shaved parmesan cheese
- salt + pepper
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 10” skillet. Sauté asparagus, and season with salt + pepper.
- Fry each egg in a separate non-stick skillet.
- Place fried egg over sautéd asparagus on a plate. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with shaved parmesan and season with salt + freshly ground pepper.