Baked Asparagus with Fried Egg and Dill

Baked Asparagus

Yasmin Fahr


  • bundle asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil, plus another 1/2 tablespoon for the egg
  •  Pinch of  red chile flakes
  •   Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • egg, at room temperature
  •   Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped fresh dill or other herbs like cilantro, basil, or parsley

Cooking spring asparagus with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and red chile flakes is delicious on its own (especially with a quick spritz of fresh lemon or lime juice), but top that with a fried egg and fresh herbs and you've really got something. Additionally, you can halve some grape tomatoes and cook them along with the asparagus for an even more flavorful dish. 

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, combine the asparagus with the oil, chile flakes, salt, and pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes until tender and slightly darkened. When almost done, turn on the broiler and place on top rack for 1-2 minutes to crisp them a little. 


When you place the asparagus under the broiler, heat a small pan over high heat. When hot, add the oil and then the egg. Cook until the edges start to brown and most of the white has set. Remove the asparagus from the oven and place on a plate. Top with lemon juice, then the egg, and finally the dill. Serve immediately, seasoning again as needed.


Calories per serving:

239 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 22g 33%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 14g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 8g 16%
  • Cholesterol 215mg 72%
  • Sodium 86mg 4%
  • Calcium 52mg 5%
  • Magnesium 14mg 4%
  • Potassium 187mg 5%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 131mg 19%
  • Vitamin A 120µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 19mg 32%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 8%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 44µg 11%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 17µg 22%
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