Saturday, April 26, 2014

Baked Asparagus and Eggs for 5 Ingredient or Less #SundaySupper



I loved the fact that this weeks Sunday Supper theme is 5 Ingredients or Less.

Why you ask?

Well, I will tell you.

Lately it seems that I have fallen into this "It has to have a lot of cra eerrr ingredients to make it taste good" rut.

Like the more you throw it it the better it gets.


But this weeks theme made me take a step back, a deep breath, and remember that sometimes less is more.

Especiallllllllllllllllly when you are talking about fresh asparagus. I mean I could seriously just eat a whole pound raw. That would be my meal. It is hands down one of my favorite veggies and one of the reasons I get so excited when Spring comes around. I am not joking when I tell you that I have 3 pounds of asparagus in my refrigerator right this minute. 

Walking past an asparagus display without bringing some home is like trying to walk past a box of puppies without picking one up. IMPOSSIBLE!!

So I knew this recipe would revolve around asparagus in some way.

Then I was watching an episode of Good Eats that happened to be all about my Spring green love.

In that episode he roasted asparagus in the oven, which made me start to drool. I love roasted asparagus with a little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Yuummmmm! But he mentioned that a fried egg on top would make it even better.

Dang! Why didn't I think of that?

Well I might not have thought of it, but I made it just as fast as my feet could carry me to the kitchen.

I decided to bake the eggs with the asparagus, rather than fry the egg, because I thought it would look prettier. I always seem to get little brown edges on my fried eggs, which doesn't look very appetizing in a photo to me. Plus I like the texture of baked eggs. Just like in my BLT with Baked Avocado Egg Salad, which just happens to contain another one of my green loves!

So if you are looking for a new breakfast/brunch (or even lunch, as it was for me) dish. Give this simply but tasty recipe a try. I know I have had it everyday for the last 3 days!


Baked Asparagus and Eggs  

1 pound asparagus, woody ends trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked black pepper
8 eggs
Grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
Crushed red pepper flakes for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Combine the asparagus, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and toss to coat the asparagus well. Separate the asparagus into 4 individual baking dishes (or spread on a rimmed baking sheet in 4 groups).

Bake for 5 minutes, then toss the asparagus with tongs. Crack an egg in a small bowl and carefully pour the egg on top of the asparagus, repeat so you have 2 eggs on each bundle. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, depending on how done you want the yolk.

Remove from the oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes and serve.

Serves 4

ENJOY!

A big thank you to Alice over at Hip Foodie Mom for hosting this weeks Sunday Supper!!

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    46 comments:

    1. I LOVE asparagus! And eggs are the perfect match! What a yummy and beautiful looking recipe Bobbi!

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    2. I too love asparagus and have eaten it in so many different ways but not this way. Can't wait to go to the market and pick some up to try it.

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    3. Now this is a twist on asparagus that I have not seen. A complete meal too! Delish!

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      1. Just the thought of the tender asparagus with the runny yolk all over it...I had to make it!!

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    4. I love asparagus and eggs together. I could eat it for every meal!

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    5. What a gorgeous spring breakfast! I'm ALL about easy these days!!!

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      1. I think I am going to focus more on easy for a while too!! Nice not to stress :)

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    6. This looks so gorgeous Bobbi, I love it for spring or anytime!!

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      1. Thanks Tara. I know I will be eating it as long as I can find fresh asparagus!!

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    7. Brilliant way to cook the eggs. Your photo tells it all. Yum and Now I want a fried, err, baked egg breakfast.

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      1. Thanks Marlene! I know, every time I see this picture it makes me want to rush to the kitchen and make it!

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    8. Bobbi,
      I absolutely love this recipe! I love eggs and think you don't need to do a lot to make them delicious! love that you baked the eggs over the asparagus! can't wait to try this!

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      1. Thanks Alice, I sure hope you do give it a try!

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    9. I love roasted asparagus. Never thought to try it for breakfast with eggs.

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      1. It was new to me too and now I love it! Give it a try!!

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    10. Looks fantastic. I love asparagus and love that it's in season. I want this for breakfast!

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    11. Yep. I need this dish in my life, STAT! I love asparagus and I love eggs: it's a perfect partnership!

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    12. I get into that rut all the time, this would be the best way to get out of it!

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      1. Yes Sarah, now that I made this I told Kevin this whole simple meal thing is awesome!!

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    13. Just lovely! I don't think it gets any better than this!
      Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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    14. I made a roasted asparagus - but this baked with eggs looks amazing!

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      1. I have some fresh eggs from a friend right now, so I can't wait to make this again with them. YUM!!

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    15. Great idea! I can't wait to give it a try because I love when egg yolks ooze over asparagus.

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      1. I had never experienced that oozey goodness before but you can bet it will be happening a LOT now :)

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    16. I'm with you on the asparagus love train. Can't get enough this time of year!

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    17. Asparagus and eggs sound great together!

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    18. They are Cindy! I hope you give it a try!!

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    19. Your eggs over asparagus are so yummy looking! I think that food cooked in a cast iron pan just taste better, too.

      Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

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    20. This weeks theme is definitely great for sticking with basics. This baked asparagus and eggs is going to make a perfect breakfast for the kiddos in the morning. :)

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      1. Oh I hope they love it as much as we do!!

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    21. This so will be a breakfast or lunch of mine very soon. Love it.

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    22. Oh this would make the perfect breakfast/brunch/lunch for me :) Love Asparagus and eggs together and cannot wait to try :)

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    23. I love asparagus! I could eat it every day. Lovely entrée for 5 Ingredients or less.

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      1. I agree Christy, it makes me smile :)

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