Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 28 stalks of asparagus, medium size
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter plus 4 tablespoons
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano

Directions

Bring 4 quarts water to boil and set up ice bath. Trim asparagus of hard ends and drop into water. Cook 70 seconds. Remove with tongs and refresh in ice bath. Drain and set aside.

In a 10 inch to 12 inch saute pan, heat 4 tablespoons butter until very dark brown. Add asparagus and toss until warm. Remove asparagus and divide among 4 plates. Towel off saute pan and add remaining butter. Cook until foam subsides. Crack eggs in and cook sunnyside up, about 2 minutes. Place one egg over each plate, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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