Perfect Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Chives - This breakfast is elegant yet hearty. With healthy fat, and fresh asparagus, you can enjoy yourself without paying the calorie toll.
Highlights of this post:
- What makes asparagus a wonder veggie
- How to make the perfect scrambled egg
- Recipes for 47 more spring time dishes
Aaahhh spring! The time when we emerge from our
caves homes and venture out to explore that strange glowing object in the sky.
What's it called?
Oh ya, the sun.
Or is that just here in Western Washington?
By the time Spring rolls around here the sun has been gone so long I have forgotten where I put my sunglasses and have to buy a new pair. I never seem to find the old ones either (I think there are little gremlins running around my house at night, wearing my sock and sunglasses!).
But the joy of buying new fashionable eye wear aside, spring is when sightings of fresh strawberries, peas, cherries, and artichokes begin. All of which I adore. But the first veggie I seem to become addicted to every year is asparagus. I seriously can't seem to get enough of it! I have gone through three 3 pounds of it in just the last week!!
When it is in season it is so thin and tender. I could happily eat it raw by the plateful, but not everyone in the fam feels the same. So I begin putting into just about everything, and serving it for every meal. Some of my favorite asparagus-centric dishes are,Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan, , , Grilled Asparagus with Garlic and Balsamic Glaze, , , and , just to name a few.
A bonus to my obsession for this little green delight is that it is super healthy. Some of the health benefits of asparagus are:
- It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, and it's intake has also been associated with improved blood pressure, improved blood sugar regulation, and better control of blood fat levels.
- Asparagus contains "prebiotics" which provides our digestive tract with some unique health benefits.
- It contains inulin which aids in better nutrient absorption, lower risk of allergy, and lower risk of colon cancer.
- Aids in heart health and blood sugar regulation
To me, asparagus and eggs pretty much go together like peanut butter and jelly. So the fact that I have made these exact scrambled eggs everyday for the last week doesn't seem odd to me. I think once you give it a try for yourself, it won't seem odd to you either.
Beside the fact that I feel like I am spoiling myself, which is always fun, I am actually saving myself in calories and fat. Did you know that many restaurant scrambles contain upwards of 1000 calories or MORE? Ya, crazy huh? It seems impossible to pack that many calories into an innocent little breakfast. But they use excessive amounts of oils and cheese, which will shoot those calories right through the roof without really adding much flavor. When you use a cheese like goat cheese (which happens to currently be my favorite cheese and I am cramming it into every dish I can), you can use less cheese but get more flavor. Just take a bite of goat cheese VS cheddar and tell me I am wrong. Yum!!
Then you add the uber-veg asparagus to the mix and gain texture, flavor, and a ton of health benefits with a mere 3 calories per spear. Yup, I said 3 teeny tiny little calories per spear!
Can it get much better? I think not!
Now, all of the tastiness and healthiness aside, how about the best scrambled eggs you have ever had? I mean like mind blowingly good! I am not joking people. Once you try them this way you will never go back. No more piles of dry egg chunks. This method will produce the creamiest curds you could ever nosh on. I made them for my daughter the other day and, sans veg and cheese, she said, "These are the best scrambled eggs I have ever had"! That was unsolicited people!! She just popped off with it after she ate.
So I want you to rush to your kitchen right now and make these eggs, and tell me that they are not the best eggs you have ever put in your mouth.
Go, I will wait.
Unless you have to go to the store to get the asparagus and goats cheese.
I am not that patient.
Perfect Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Chives
This breakfast is elegant yet hearty. With healthy fat, and fresh asparagus, you can enjoy yourself without paying the calorie toll.
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 stalks asparagus, woody bottoms removed, chopped into 1
- 2 large eggs
- A splash of fat-free (or 2%) milk
- 1 tablespoon goat cheese crumbles
- Several blades of fresh chives, chopped
- Heat the butter in a nonstick skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add the asparagus and cook until just tender, 2 to 3 mins. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to low.
- Meanwhile crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with the milk. Season with salt and pepper and add to the pan with the asparagus. Use a rubber spatula to constantly stir the eggs until they begin to form soft curds.
- Remove from the heat when the eggs are still creamy and soft (scrambled eggs are like meat, they continue to cook even after removed from the heat) and stir in the goat cheese.
- Serve hot, sprinkled with chives.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 13 mins.
Tags: egg, asparagus, goat cheese, chive, breakfast #sundaysupper
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