9/13/12

My Version of Green Eggs & Ham: Easy Decadent Breakfast & Asparagus Pot


The weekend is almost here! Can you feel it? I sure can.

One of my favorite things to make on a Saturday or a Sunday morning is poached eggs. Poaching eggs is rather easy but there is a shortcut I often use: poach pods I have from my freelancing for Robyn Webb.

This recipe for an Easy Decadent Breakfast aka My Version of Green Eggs & Ham showcases another kitchen toy: 3.5 Quart Covered Asparagus Pot with Steamer from Circulon.

But wait! Why would you want a pot just for asparagus? You are right, you don't!

With a little imagination, however, you can think of quite a few extra ways to use this pot.

You can clearly use it for steaming or boiling asparagus, but you can use it just as well to steam artichokes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts or boil corn, potatoes, carrots, etc.

You get where I'm going with this, yes?

Plus, because this beautiful pot has a very small footprint, it comes handy when your stove's other burners are occupied with large pans and pots.

You can also use this pot to boil pasta!

Seriously, the possibilities are endless.

Other things I liked about the pot, other than that it's really modern looking, are:

1) It has heat proof handles
2) You can actually put it in the oven up to 400°F
3) The lid is clear, so you can see what is going on
4) The handle of the basket folds down for easier storage
5) The pot is made from hard-anodized aluminum and allows for even cooking



Should we talk about My Version of Green Eggs & Ham: Easy Decadent Breakfast now?

All you need to do is:

1) Steam asparagus
2) Make sorrel pesto: sorrel, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt & pepper {if you can't find sorrel, use spinach and a little bit of lemon}
3) Poach eggs
4) Cook a few strips of bacon until they are super crispy


Smear a bit of pesto on a plate, top with steamed asparagus, poached egg and crumbled bacon.

What else could you want? OK, maybe a mimosa and a cup of fresh coffee. And maybe someone to serve this to you and then do the dishes ;)


Disclaimer: I was provided with the Asparagus Pot for a preview but was under no obligation to write about it and received no compensation for this post.

6 comments:

DeliciousDish said...

Ooh I wouldn't have thought to put artichokes in there. That is a great idea. And I love those poaching pods... they make poaching eggs so much easier. That yolk looks gorgeous.

Simone said...

Too many pots and pans already...;) now that poached egg looks amazing and with asparagus it's a clear winner. Ive gotta make sure Tom sees this too and give a subtle hint that he could make this for brunch on Sunday maybe?? Hint hint. Lol

Belinda @zomppa said...

Such a great classic dish - the egg came out perfectly!

Dannii @Hungry Healthy Happy said...

Egg and asparagus is one of my favoruite combinations.

discojing said...

Do the poach pods work really well? I like how it is easier and you don't have to heat a huge pot of water and add vinegar, but it kinda looks weird when they're such perfect circles!

chezsasha.com said...

I really need to start poaching eggs...