Asparagus with bacon and poached eggs

Asparagus with bacon and poached eggs


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About this recipe: This salad is my husband's specialty dish. It is delicious served warm with crusty bread. You can serve this as a starter in smaller portions, or else it makes a fabulous lunch. For starter portions, allow 1 egg per person to make 8 servings from this recipe. Use your favourite shop-bought vinaigrette, or make your own.


Serves: 4 

  • 750g asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 rashers bacon, diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons vinaigrette
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Sauté the asparagus with 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan for 2 minutes. The asparagus should be tender but still slightly crunchy.
  2. Add the bacon into a frying pan and cook until brown and crispy.
  3. Poach the eggs. For this bring a pot of water to the boil, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar, break the eggs one by one and pour into a small cup then gently drop them into the boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes , or until the egg white is cooked.
  4. Divide asparagus among 4 plates, arrange 2 poached eggs on each plate, then add the bacon, 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette, salt and pepper.

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Wife says it was thumbs up. - 05 Mar 2012


This is lovely recipe, I cooked it today for lunch,I didn't use bacon instead Spanish chorizo and added mushroom when frying asparagus I also used flora fry rather than butter. It came out really nice I was suprised, I actually spend about 10-20mins cooking it! - 27 Jan 2012

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