Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus with Soft-boiled Eggs

A deceptively decadent and rich breakfast idea-for-one when you feel the need to make a little effort on the weekend. If you are serving for more people, simply use the plugin below to increase the yield which will automatically adjust the quantities. Alternatively, if the fat seems too high, this recipe could still satiate 2 people. You could eat the cooked asparagus with fresh prosciutto wrapped around them, but I quickly fried the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus to crisp up the fat. However… BE WARNED: prosciutto becomes incredibly salty when heated so this dish needs no salt seasoning – but a generous crack of freshly ground black pepper is always ideal.

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Carbs 2.5g | Fat 88g | Protein 2.5g
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Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus with Soft-boiled Eggs

A great little breakfast idea-for-one when you feel the need to make a little effort on the weekend. If you are serving for more, simply use the plugin below to increase the yield which will automatically adjust the quantities.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1

Per serving

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 88g


  • 2 large eggs
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) asparagus, trimmed weight
  • 4 slices best-quality prosciutto
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and lower the eggs carefully into it. Cook for 4-5 minutes to ensure the whites cook sufficiently and the yolks remain runny.
  • In the meantime, in a separate pan, boil the asparagus for no longer than 3-4 minutes (depending on their thickness). You want to maintain a bit of a crunch. Remove and set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain well.
    TIP: Always snap off the very hard, woody end of asparagus spears. Simply apply a little pressure on the bottom third and it will automatically snap off where needed. I used 4 spears here which totalled 40g (1.4oz) trimmed weight.
  • Wrap a piece of prosciutto tightly around each asparagus spear while you melt the butter in a frying pan over high heat. (Each of my four prosciutto slices were 12g (0.4oz) each, but brands may differ - so check the label).
  • Once the butter is foaming, add the wrapped spears to the pan and fry quickly on all sides until the prosciutto crisps up a little.
  • Serve the wrapped-asparagus with the soft-boiled eggs - and tuck in the same way you did when you were a kid enjoying eggs with soldiers!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        334Kcal / 1397kJ
Fat                                88g
Carbohydrates              2.5g
Protein                          29g


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