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Dinner Tonight: Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan

I’ve been listening to and enjoying KCRW’s Good Food for a while now. But I’ve really been enjoying their new segment on trying to teach producer Bob Carlson how to cook. Even though he works on a food show, he’s not much of a cook, so every week host Evan Kleiman gives him a dead-simple recipe and makes him go home and cook it. He reports back every week with the results.

I enjoy the segments so much because the recipes are incredibly simple and most sound genuinely delicious. That’s where I picked up this Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan. There’s nothing really that revolutionary about the method or the combination of fried egg and roasted asparagus. But it is simple and completely rewarding. Once broken, the yolk drips over each stalk, creating a wonderful impromptu sauce. It’s a luscious dish perfect for the novice—or anyone excited about asparagus season.

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