Asparagus with poached egg & serrano ham #162

Simple as usual but since asparagus, ham and eggs go together like.. well asparagus, ham and eggs why not try this recipe. It more or less is exactly what it looks like, grilled fresh asparagus, a slice of Spanish serrano ham and a poached organic egg, a little bit of salt, pepper and olive oil and it´s time to eat.

Only tricky thing about this is probably to poach the egg, what I do is i carefully crack the egg into some white wine vinegar and a little bit of water and let it sit there for about ten minutes, this will make the egg hold together a little bit better, use a tea mug or small soup bowl to crack the egg in. Then the egg will have a round bottom to rest on. Then I carefully add the egg to salted almost boiling water and then turn off the heat. Using a spoon carefully make sure the egg doesn´t stick to the bottom. After about five minutes carefully lift out the egg and trim it on the sides if necessary. Serve.

Asparagus with poached egg & serrano ham

fresh green asparagus
organic eggs
serrano ham
salt, pepper
olive oil
white wine vinegar (for preparing the egg)

Trim the asparagus and brush it with olive oil and then grill it until almost cooked through. Add a slice of serrano ham to a plate and then poach the egg as instructed above. Add the egg and asparagus to the ham and season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Serve.


  1. Hi! I have a question: how do you make it so the yolk is beautifully surrounded by the white?

  2. You need to first break the egg in to a cup of water and vinegar like I described, let it sit there for a while, then gently let it slide into the hot water, you can also use a spoon and check so the white won´t get stuck at the bottom of the pan. It takes a little bit of practice, my first ones were a disaster. If it gets to tricky you can poach it cracked in cling film or serve the same dish with a soft boiled egg cooked the regular way. Good luck!

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