Recipe | Fried goose egg with asparagus

Well, hardly a recipe. The title just about gives it away and I’m sure you could work out the rest. But the first asparagus of the year needs celebrating and celebrate I shall. Peruvian imposters had long been hogging the shelves, but as soon as that little union jack appeared on the green shoots I pounced.

Joy upon joys, I had a perfect goose egg sitting at home; rich as Mark Zuckerberg but not nearly as emetic, it just so happened that fried in butter over a medium heat it took exactly the same length of time to cook as the asparagus – about two minutes, that is, in boiling salted water. I put a lid over the frying pan for all of 30 seconds at the end, just to nudge the yolk along, and finished the asparagus with a little EVOO, salt and pepper, but this was a simple lunch that was ready in less than 5 minutes.

Serve with crusty bread, maybe a few shavings of parmesan if you fancy.


Filed under Recipes

5 responses to “Recipe | Fried goose egg with asparagus

  1. *gulp* Must… have… Goose… egg! I wonder if I can get them up at Borough Market…

    Otherwise, for something that appears so simple, it looks great – and is making me hungry…

  2. hardly a recipe but fucking gorgeous none the less!… going to my neighbours farm this weekend to steal goose eggs!

  3. Delicious! Asparagus are great with boiled goose eggs too – boil for about 8 minutes (depending on the size of the egg) for a solid white and a gloriously runny yolk.

  4. Cor, that looks good, loving asparagus season well and truly!

    We started selling goose eggs a few weeks ago and you’ve inadvertanly solved the office what-to-do-with-a-goose-egg dilemma 🙂

    (The Shed)

  5. Ah, one of my very favourite things is a goose egg. I had this very meal t’other day but zshuzshed up slightly by wrapping the asparagus in some Parma ham and drizzling the lot with balsamic syrup. Yumm and indeed, O. I also like a fried goose egg with gammon ham, Branston pickle and some sort of crusty bread, ciabatta or whatever’s lying around.

    Don’t know what goose eggs go for in these parts but in Norfolk they’re three quid for two.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s