Friday, March 16, 2012

The Egg and I

Something about springtime makes me crave three things: Asparagus, goat cheese, and EGGS! Luckily, I ran across this recipe in The Kitchn yesterday, and with a few tweaks and the addition of goat cheese, we had one crazy unique and flavorful sandwich. Can't wait for the leftovers!

Egg, Asparagus and Pickled Veggie Sandwich
2 eggs (4 if you want leftovers)
1 bunch asparagus spears
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 slices sourdough bread
Pickled vegetables (I had homemade pickled cucumbers, carrots and onions on hand, or check the recipe link above for their method on quick pickled onions)
1/2 lemon
2 ounces goat cheese, slightly softened

Place eggs in a saucepan full of cold water, covering the eggs at least 1-2 inches. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and remove from heat. Let sit covered for 12 minutes, then place eggs in ice water to stop cooking. Gently crack eggs then roll on a counter, then peel. Slice for sandwiches.

While eggs cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss asparagus in olive oil and roast until slightly charred, turning once, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Drizzle olive oil on bread and toast. Spread mustard on the toast then top with pickled vegetables, asparagus spears and chopped eggs. Lightly squeeze lemon juice over the top. Spread goat cheese on other toast piece and top. Enjoy!


Nicole said...

This sounds DELICIOUS, Lindsay! I just posted something the other day about how I've been craving boiled eggs like crazy and now I reaaaaaally need to eat this! Luckily we should be getting asparagus in our bushel from Farmhouse Delivery next week!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing Nicole - glad I'm not the only egg-obsessed one around here!! Another post I'll be doing soon is based off a Food & Wine recipe in this month's magazine (it's not posted online yet) in case you want a double-dose of eggs & asparagus: