Asparagus and eggs go together really well and there are a wide range of combinations.
They make a great breakfast or lunch time snack. As for the eggs free range win everytime.
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If you have asparagus ready to eat and eggs in the larder you'll always be able to come up with something delicious to eat.
If you've never soft boiled an egg, popped it in an egg cup and used some freshly steamed or even raw asparagus as soldiers to dip in the egg (instead of the customary toast fingers) you really need to give it a try. Its very simple.
Srambled eggs lend themselves to being served with asparagus. My suggestion woudl be scrambled egg on toast with grilled or roasted asparagus lying on top served as a rather special easter brunch or mothers day breakfast treat. (Hope my duaghter is reading this).
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A bed of crisscrossed steamed asparagus is quickly turned into something that bit more by balancing a freshly cooked paoched or fried egg on top. If the center of you egg is nice and runny give it a quick cut with your knife and enjoy the belnd of flavours as you tuck into your asparagus with its sheen of runy egg yolk.
Try adding a few crumbs of grated cheese for even more bold flavours with your asparagus and eggs.
I love an omlette and if you are a dab hand with an omelette you can add anything you fancy for a change of flavour. I was taught how to cook omlettes in my first year at University and the key has stuck with me since then. The knack I was taught was that after a few minutes with the mix in the pan start lifting different corners of the setting egg to allow some of the runny mixture to run under the cooking egg to form a new layer underneath.
If you do this continuously you will end up with a lovely fluffy omlette which you can either fold over to finish off or pop under the grill to brown on top.
So to cook an omlette with asparagus in it:
For best results I cannot recommned more highly using in season farm shop or out of the garden asparagus and eggs whose mummy's spent their days running around outside.
Combining asparagus and eggs will give you a meal or snack combining a number of components of your diet: protein, vitamins, fibre and fat. The amount of fat will vary according to how much butter you put on the asparagus so go easy with the butter if you are trying to cut back on fat, otherwise this will make a excellent part of a sensible balanced diet.
Asparagus Frittata is a really great lunch box cut and come again asparagus recipe.
Asparagus Souffle is a more sophiositcated way to eat asparagus and
Hardboiled eggs and asparagus make a very tasty basis for a salad
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Basics of how to cook fresh asparagusstart by looking at How to Cook Asparagus first for some background information on a range of cooking methods.
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