Great Tasting Recipes

Poached Eggs with Asparagus

Serves 4


Prep Time

5 Mins

Cooking Time

20 Mins


  • Calories 170
  • • Fat 13g
  • • Cholestorol 190mg
  • • Sodium 150mg
  • • Total Carbohydrate 5g
  • • Dietry Fiber 1g
  • • Protein 8g


  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Prepare an ice bath with 1 dozen ice cubes and water in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add asparagus; cook until bright green, approximately 3-5 minutes; transfer asparagus to ice bath to stop cooking and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat and add garlic; cook for 1 minute before adding asparagus. Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Toss to coat evenly and cook for 2-3 minutes or until asparagus is tender and warmed through, but still crisp.
  5. Divide up asparagus on 4 plates.
  6. Fill a medium pot with 2-3 inches of water and add vinegar; bring water a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  7. Crack each egg into a small bowl and slowly add to simmering water; cook egg for 3-4 minutes or until whites are set.
  8. remove with slotted spoon and set egg on top of asparagus and garnish with salt and pepper.
  9. Repeat with remaining eggs; garnish and serve.