Asparagus w/ Parmesan & Poached Egg

I always get asked if I cook for myself.  The short answer is rarely.

asparagus w/ poached egg

Often, the last thing I want to do when I cook all day is do it some more.  And to be honest, I enjoy cooking for others more than for myself.

So when I do cook for myself, I usually make something requiring little effort and containing 5 ingredients or less.

asparagus w/ egg

This dish is highly satisfying and comes together in about 15 minutes.


INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)

  • 15 asparagus spears
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • shaved parmesan
  • chopped parsley
  • wedge of lemon
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste


-Place a large sauté pan on medium-high heat and add olive oil once pan is hot.
-Add asparagus and season with salt and pepper.
-Sauté until light golden brown, (about 2 minutes)- rotating to cook evenly.

To finish:

-Garnish with poached egg, shaved parmesan, chopped parsley, lemon juice and cracked black pepper.

Note: Thank you to smitten kitchen for the great poaching eggs tutorial!