Taste Tested: Green, Eggs & ‘Ham’

Bacon and eggs are hardly revolutionary, but they almost never fail to hit the spot.A� Toss in some seasonal, local bounty and you�ve got the makings for an egg-ceptional dish.

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?For someone who adores food, I sure was a picky eater growing up.A� Family dinners often mirrored the dialogue of ?Green Eggs and Ham�, only with less rhymes and rarely the same happy ending.A� Veggies would have to be masked under layers of cheese or purA�ed beyond recognition in a meat sauce before I would go near it.A� Thankfully my palate has evolved over the years and green spears no longer have me running for the hills.A� Sure, there�s still a generous portion of pork fat draped over the greens, but the salty goodness merely enhances the sweet and slightly nutty flavor of the asparagus.?

Asparagus Green Eggs & Ham

Recipe: Green, Eggs & ‘Ham’

This dish is so quick and easy to throw together, why relegate it just to breakfast time?A� Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner � simple yet satisfying any time of the day!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of Ontario asparagus
  • 5 slices of bacon (I used some from This Little Pig)
  • 2 Ontario eggs
  • 1 TBSP Ontario dill, chopped
  • Ontario hot sauce, to taste (I am partial to Dawson’s Hot Sauce)
  • Maldon salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse the asparagus to remove any grit, then break off the tough ends and discard. Lay the spears on a 9×13 pan and liberally sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
  3. Cut the slices of bacon in half crosswise and arrange evenly over the asparagus layer.
  4. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus. Pro tip: for extra crispy bacon, set the oven to broil after the 10-15 minutes. Broil on high for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and crack two eggs on top of the bacon and asparagus. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Return the pan to the oven and bake at 400 degrees for another 3-5 minutes, depending on your preference for yolk doneness.
  7. Sprinkle the dish with hot sauce and dill just before serving. Best eaten fresh from the oven, but can be served at room temperature.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

About Taste Tested

From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

 

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