Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg

Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A classic combination, seasoned with chilli and paprika

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
186
protein
12g
carbs
12g
fat
10g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
0.72g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g fine dry breadcrumbs
  • pinch each chilli and paprika
  • 16-20 asparagus spears
  • 4 eggs

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Method

Heat the oil in a pan, add the breadcrumbs, then fry until crisp and golden. Season with the spices and flaky sea salt, then leave to cool. Cook the asparagus in a large pan of boiling salted water for 3-5 mins until tender. At the same time, boil the eggs for 3-4 mins. Put each egg in an egg cup on a plate. Drain the asparagus and divide between plates. Scatter over the crumbs and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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kfurber's picture
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Absolutely loved this. I used sweet smoked paprika and thyme for the breadcrumbs, which was fab! Also served with a poached egg instead of soft boiled which had the advantage of giving the yolk more of a chance to combine with the lovely lovely breadcrumbs! Both of which complimented the asparagus perfectly without overpowering it. Lovely weeknight supper.

tobymence's picture
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A lot of messing around for minimal pleasure. Would not repeat.

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