Soft-boiled egg and asparagus on toasted muffin recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 147 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer then add the white wine vinegar. Crack the eggs into the simmering water and poach for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the muffin halves until golden brown in colour.

Blanche the asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for 1 minute. Drain and dry on kitchen paper. Remove the eggs when ready and dry on kitchen paper.

Arrange a muffin half on each plate and top with 4-5 asparagus spears. Top with the Parma ham slices and then the egg. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 16-20 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 50g parma ham slices
  • 2 english muffins, halved
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Energy 615kj 147kcal 7%
  • Fat 9g 12%
  • Saturates 2g 12%
  • Sugars 2g 3%
  • Salt 1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 2.5g Protein 14.3g Fibre 2.7g


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