Parmesan Toasts with Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Eggs
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
YieldsServes 2Prep Time30 mins
AuthorNatalie Ellingsen, Carlsbad, CA,
An open-faced version of an egg sandwich that works as an elegant breakfast or a light dinner, served with a green salad and a glass of white wine.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add asparagus and sauté until tender when pierced, about 5 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a plate. Add remaining oil and rosemary to pan. Cook rosemary until oil is hot, about 2 minutes, then discard the herb.

Step 2
2

Put bread slices in pan and toast in oil, turning once, about 1 minute. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp. parmesan onto each piece of bread and cook until cheese starts to melt and bread starts to brown slightly, about 2 minutes. Transfer bread to plates.

Step 3
3

Reduce heat to medium and in the same pan, gently fry both eggs to your liking. Top each piece of bread with 2 prosciutto slices and half the asparagus. Set an egg on top of each and sprinkle servings with salt and pepper.

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 8 asparagus spears, ends trimmed
 1 fresh rosemary sprig, about 3 in. long
 2 slices crusty bread such as ciabatta, sliced 1 in. thick
 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
 2 large eggs
 4 thin slices (2 oz.) prosciutto
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add asparagus and sauté until tender when pierced, about 5 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a plate. Add remaining oil and rosemary to pan. Cook rosemary until oil is hot, about 2 minutes, then discard the herb.

Step 2
2

Put bread slices in pan and toast in oil, turning once, about 1 minute. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp. parmesan onto each piece of bread and cook until cheese starts to melt and bread starts to brown slightly, about 2 minutes. Transfer bread to plates.

Step 3
3

Reduce heat to medium and in the same pan, gently fry both eggs to your liking. Top each piece of bread with 2 prosciutto slices and half the asparagus. Set an egg on top of each and sprinkle servings with salt and pepper.

Parmesan Toasts with Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Eggs