Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg

Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A classic combination, seasoned with chilli and paprika

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal186
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.72g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g fine dry breadcrumbs
  • pinch each chilli and paprika



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 16-20 asparagus spears
  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…


  1. 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.

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marmiteetponpon's picture
22nd Apr, 2014
Check these deviled eggs, lebanese way... easter eggs leftovers at marmite et ponpon
19th May, 2010
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.
13th May, 2009
A lot of messing around for minimal pleasure. Would not repeat.
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