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Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese Recipe

Feel free to add more eggs to the recipe and also to use butter in place of olive oil.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (or butter)
  • 1 egg (or more)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • In large frying pan, bring 1 inch of water with a large pinch of salt to boil. Lay asparagus in pan, cover with lid and cook for 2-4 minutes (depending on thickness of spears) on medium heat until just tender. Drain and plate asparagus on serving plate.
  • Wipe frying pan clean. Heat the olive oil over medium heat . When hot, add egg(s) to pan and fry 2 minutes. Turn heat to low, cover pan and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until egg whites cooked through. Slide eggs on top of asparagus.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Shave Parmesan cheese on top with vegetable peeler.


Recipe adapted from The Splendid Table.
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