poached eggs and asparagus

Recipe by theblackspot

  • Time needed: 10 mins max.
  • Calories per serving: 240
  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: 2
  • Rating: 4.50 based on 4 reviews

240 kc, breakfast, brunch, lunch.
A simple tasty plate full of food.


• 180g asparagus, (tough ends snapped off before weighing.)
• 2 large eggs
• 10g butter
• 100ml boiling water and more for poaching the eggs.
• Salt and pepperOptional
• Squeeze of lemon juice


Heat a frying pan till very hot.
Pour 1litre boiling water into a wok or saucepan.
Lay your asparagus in the frying pan and toast on one side till a little charred/ coloured. Turn over the asparagus pour over the 100 ml of boiling water.

Crack the very fresh eggs into the simmering water in the wok.

Let the water in with the asparagus evaporate off. This steams the asparagus, and cooks it to al'dente. When all the water has boiled off add the knob of butter and let it frazzle for about 30 seconds till melted and this second side of the asparagus has some colour.

Serve the asparagus onto a plate with as much butter from the pan as possible.

Drain your soft centred poached eggs and place on top .
Season with salt and pepper, lemon juice or your favorite whatever.

Nom nom nom.

For a bigger kc hit you could add a bit of smoked salmon, or a rasher of streaky smoked bacon cooked till crumbly.

6 reviews for “poached eggs and asparagus”

  • review by:

    Lovely! The asparagus is great cooked this way.

  • review by:
    Not rated

    Delicious and filling, will be having this again !

  • review by:

    Delicious! Really enjoyed it. I did add a rasher of bacon to it to keep my partner happy and he really enjoyed to.

  • review by:

    I love this, especially as it is so close to one of the Belgian national dishes, but less calorific. In the Belgian dish they boil the asparagus and drain, and crush hard-boiled egg in melted butter and add finely cut parsley, and put this over the asparagus.
    I have also made this with just green beans with a little melted butter and poached egg over the beans. Cheaper and also delicious!

  • review by:
    Not rated

    This was good but reduced asparagus to 145 g , used medium eggs and used proactive so calories at 225. Yummy but odd eggs and asparagus, I might try it with strips of grilled courgette!

  • review by:

    Today was the first time I’ve ever cooked and eaten asparagus and I’ve fallen in love. It’s lovely and the poached eggs compliment it well. Thanks for the recipe!!!

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