Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg

Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g fine dry breadcrumbs
  • pinch of chilli
  • pinch of paprika
  • 16-20 asparagus spears
  • 4 eggs

Heat the oil in a pan, add the breadcrumbs, then fry until crisp and golden. Season with the spices and flaky sea salt, then leave to cool. Cook the asparagus in a large pan of boiling salted water for 3-5 mins until tender. At the same time, boil the eggs for 3-4 mins. Put each egg in an egg cup on a plate. Drain the asparagus and divide between plates. Scatter over the crumbs and serve.