Asparagus with Poached Eggs & Parmesan Shavings

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
Shirley Temple

Asparagus with poached egg

A trip to Sam’s of course always results in a lot of everything and this week asparagus and a big package of Canadian Bacon are it, just a few things on the list for a holiday dinner and breakfast or a “brunchy” dinner.  An easy dinner for a busy decorating day, finally finishing up the festive look here and there around the house and off to create the Christmas & New Year’s menu plans.  I plan on freezing most of the asparagus and Canadian bacon but not before we enjoy some of each with nicely poached eggs and some luscious hollandaise sauce.  

I highly recommend trying the Instant Pot poached egg method if making several, but for tonight my egg poaching pan will do. I have tried Julia and Jacques’ poaching methods as well as the keeper blender Hollandaise, both links are listed below.  

Choose your favorite method of cooking asparagus season with salt, pepper, and a little lemon zest. Poach 2 eggs and place on top the asparagus shave some parmesan cheese over…a little drizzle of Greek olive oil or lemon EVOO and serve.

The asparagus is fantastic but to fancify it a little bit, try it with crispy pancetta or prosciutto that puts it over the top.