Egg in a Basket with Smoked Turkey and Asparagus

I woke up at 8 this morning, which was way too early considering I didn’t go to bed until 1:30 am!  I think my body is so accustomed to getting up early that even when it needs to, it just won’t sleep in.  Compared to 5:30 am, 8 is sleeping in for me!

I tried a new breakfast recipe this morning!

Egg in a Basket with Smoked Turkey and Asparagus

From Ellie Krieger’s So Easy


  • 3/4 pound asparagus (about 3/4 bunch, woody bottoms removed)
  • 4 pieces whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 ounces smoked turkey, sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  1. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water.  Cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.  Chop the asparagus into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Brush both sides of each slice of bread with the melted butter.  Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut a hole in the center of each slice of bread; reserve the cutouts.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat.  Cook the turkey slices until they are browned around the edges, about 3 minutes.  Add the asparagus and cook until it is heated through, about 2 minutes, then season with the pepper.  Transfer the mixture to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Place 2 of the bread slices and cutouts in the same skillet and crack one egg into the hole of each slice.  Cook until the egg whites are set and the bread is toasted on the underside, about 3 minutes.  Using a spatula, flip the bread/egg pieces and cutouts and cook an additional 1 minute.  Transfer the bread/egg pieces to individual plates.  Repeat with the remaining bread slices and cutouts.  Top each with 1/4 of the turkey-asparagus mixture.  Arrange the cutouts on each plate.

Makes 4 servings.

Calories: 270; Total Fat: 11 g; Sat Fat: 5 g; Mono Fat: 1.5 g; Poly Fat .5 g; Protein 21 g; Carb 25 g; Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 250 mg; Sodium 630 mg

This was very tasty.  I love dipping toast into over-easy eggs!  Also, the turkey was a good bacon replacement.  Try cooking deli turkey in a skillet!  It’s really good!

After breakfast, I went to the Farmer’s Market.

Apples, pears, radishes, a turnip, grape tomatoes (I’m not sure how they managed to grow those… but I really wanted them so I didn’t ask), eggs, and smoked gouda cheese!

I just ate a Walnut and Dried Cherry Bar (which I actually say Ellie Krieger make on Healthy Appetite this morning!) as some pre-workout fuel.  Off the the gym!


One response to “Egg in a Basket with Smoked Turkey and Asparagus

  1. When I was little, my name for eggs cooked over easy, “dip toast eggs.”

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