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Thu Oct 30 15:50:54 SAST 2014

Asparagus with dry cured bacon and poached eggs

Pick n Pay | 05 February, 2013 00:09

Pull out all the stops with this classy twist to bacon and eggs.

INGREDIENTS

600g-800g fresh asparagus

4 eggs

200g dry cured bacon or streaky bacon

2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Squeeze of lemon juice

50g Parmesan, freshly shaved

Method

Trim the woody ends of the asparagus and wash under cold water.

Heat a frying pan with a little olive oil and fry bacon until crisp and golden. Remove from pan and drain on absorbent paper. Set aside and keep warm.

Bring a pot of water to the simmer and place steamer on top.

Place asparagus neatly inside and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, or until just cooked (al dente).

Bring 3 cups of water to the simmer and add vinegar.

Crack an egg into a cup and gently tip into the simmering water. Poach gently for 2 minutes, and carefully remove from liquid, using a slotted spoon. Do the same with all the eggs.

Arrange asparagus, bacon and eggs onto platter and drizzle with a little olive oil.

Season with salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice.

Garnish with Parmesan shavings and serve immediately.

SERVES 4

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