Asparagus season here – yippee! The minute I spotted some, I grabbed it, with this lovely luncheon in mind. Sometimes when I’m working from home I fancy something fancy and this feels fancy.
Egghead would approve!
It’s so quick and easy too. I don’t cook my asparagus spears for anywhere near as long as Vincent says. I steam them, probably for around 7 minutes (I don’t time it, I just keep sticking a knife in until they are done to my liking). If you fry your egg in copious amounts of butter, by the time you have arranged your asparagus nicely and popped your egg(s) on top, you’ll have brown butter to pour over. Copious amounts of parmesan and a bit of black pepper and there you have it. A super delicious brunch or lunch dish in around 10 minutes.
On the subject of eggs. Remember when eggs were WHITE? I had some white eggs the other day and they were nestled in the egg tray with some brown eggs. My friend Katy made me laugh by pointing at the white ones and saying “before holiday” and then pointing at the brown ones and saying “after holiday”. Took me a while to get it. Sun tan!
I spotted this on the cover of this week’s FEAST so if I spot another bunch of fresh asparagus before the season ends I’ll have another go at Vincent’s recipe, adding in a bit of JAMON!
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My neighbour brought me asparagus from his garden a few days ago. I don’t understand how to make asparagus, as it took thirty dang minutes to cook (although, that was probably in part because these asparagii?? were fairly giant) also I don’t particularly like asparagus anyway. But I like it when my neighbours bring me vegetables!
What do you mean do you remember when eggs were white? Are most of your eggs brown?
Here it’s: cheap eggs = white
fancy eggs = white or brown
maybe you just need to lower your egg standards! 😉
Hahahahah! This really made me laugh. So here is yet another difference between nations. Here in the UK almost all eggs you see around the place are brown. Fancy eggs here are BLUE. I am not kidding. WTAF?!
I was watching a Miss Marple a couple of nights ago and a vicar was reading his newspaper at the breakfast table. He said to his housekeeper, “The egg was hard again, Mary” to which her response was, “Blame the chicken.”
Blue eggs??? Blue chicken eggs??? The internet has assured me you speak the truth about this. Wow!
Haha – some blue eggshells in evidence in the background of one of the pix in this post… https://www.silverscreensuppers.com/robert-conrad/robert-conrads-infamous-hangover-eggs