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Parmesan Poached Eggs Asparagus


  • 8 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 bunches asparagus spears, trimmed (about 40)

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 4 tablespoons coarsely grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min
Yield: 4 Level: easy


  1. Break the eggs into 8 individual containers (such as teacups, prep bowls, or paper cups). Fill a large, low-sided pan with water, and add vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a separate pot of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add asparagus spears, and cook 3–4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus with tongs, and set aside.
  3. Dry the medium saucepan. Add extra virgin coconut oil, and heat over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté about 1 minute. Turn off heat; add butter, and swirl pan. Add lemon juice, parsley, remaining salt, and pepper; swirl pan again to combine. Add asparagus and 2 tablespoons Parmesan; then toss with lemon-butter sauce to coat.
  4. Slowly pour each egg into the boiling poaching water; cook 2 minutes. Turn off heat, and remove pan from burner. Divide asparagus among 4 plates. (Bring plates close to pan with poached eggs, and place a folded clean kitchen towel next to plates.)
  5. Remove the eggs from water with a slotted spoon, 1 at a time, blotting bottom of spoon on towel to absorb excess moisture. Place 2 eggs on each mound of asparagus. Pour any remaining sauce over each serving, and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Serve immediately.