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Friday, March 10, 2017

poached eggs with asparagus



I woke up at 5 am, hungry and as always, happy to see a new day.  There's always a thrill to rummage through the fridge, wondering just what might be perfect for this beautiful new day.  A fresh bunch of new skinny asparagus winked at me through the thin plastic bag. And?   Gently simmered in a little water until it was just tender.  Drained and set aside.      And what else?

Those marvelous eggs from Locally Laid, somewhere in Minnesota.  Ah, here it is - PO Box, Wrenshall, MN, also gently poached until the whites were opaque and the yolks a little firm when I pressed a fingertip to them after draining off the water, and set them on a plate.  A little cheese sauce, I think.

Add a little cheese, as always, here a half cup shredded sharp cheddar and mozzarella, salt and pepper, a little cream, in a small saucepan and set on very low heat until melty, and DONE.  Even though it melted, there was a milky residue in the saucepan, which I drained off.  It was too early to forage through the cookbooks for a proper creamy sauce.  A sprinkle of Italian parsley topped it off.

Note:  I tested a proper white cheese sauce later :
  3 T. butter
1.5 T. flour
Melt butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan and whisk in the flour on low heat.
Add 1/4 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup cheddar, and 1/2 cup milk, salt and pepper.
Whisk until the sauce is smooth.  Drizzle over the eggs and asparagus.


All in all, a perfect breakfast on a very cold morning (8 degrees) . Here's to a beautiful new day!




4 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

A little Benny plate:) looks great..especially after my greek yogurt w/ chia seeds and honey..don't be impressed the rest of te day unfolds differently..dinner here is always the biggest meal..not huge..but still it should be lunch;)
Enjoy the day!

katrina said...

I think your chia/yogurt/honey sounds good! But true, I tend to eat a large breakfast to get my motor going, and just yogurt doesn't do it. Those first skinny spears of asparagus were delicious, so I've changed my mind about only liking thick, large spears.
Enjoy your weekend, Nana!

Lisa from Iroqouis said...

Wow, that looks good. Tis the season of craving greens I guess. Still too soon here tho. My asparagus patch won't be producing anything for another 3 months, but your blog and pictures make it look sooo tempting.

katrina said...

Thank heavens for supermarkets, Lisa! I noticed that spring comes earlier to Minnesota than it did in New Hampshire - hoping to have a real garden this year, - lucky you to have an asparagus bed!