Baked Asparagus with Fried Egg and Dill

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Baked Asparagus with Fried Egg and Dill
Baked Asparagus
Yasmin Fahr

Baked Asparagus

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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Ready in
20 m
1
Servings
77
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 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
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill or other herbs like cilantro, basil, or parsley

Directions

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.

Baked Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Baked Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
7%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
164mg
55%
Protein
6g
13%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
96µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.5%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.5%
Vitamin C
17mg
29%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.5%
Vitamin K
17µg
21%
Calcium
40mg
4%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.5%
Phosphorus
103mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
162mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.1%
Sodium
216mg
9%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.7%