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Urban Eats #25: Asparagus with Hollandaise

by Emma on February 10, 2010

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Asparagus 
I am not sure what possessed me to make this. Probably the picture in my cookbook. It looked yummy and colorful and sort of fancy. And it was. My only complaint is that the asparagus got cold really fast, so you pretty much need to serve/eat this immediately. Like within minutes of making. Of course why wouldn't you-unless you have a weird thing with photographing your food so you can post about it on your blog. Nerd. 

Recipe (barely) adapted from Warm Asparagus and Egg Salad with Hollandaise in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

For the sauce: 6 ounces butter, 4 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

You will also need: 2 (more) eggs, 10 ounces asparagus, pepper to taste.

Yolks 
Hard boil two eggs and place them in the refrigerator to cool. To make the hollandaise, melt butter in a large mug (in the microwave) and skim off any froth. In a small sauce pan whisk together the 4 egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of water (30 seconds). Over very low heat continue to whisk yolks for 2-3 minutes. Heat must be very low otherwise the eggs will scramble. Remove from heat and gradually add in butter, whisking together as you go. Stir in lemon.

Plunge asparagus into a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Pat dry. Serve with sauce and hard boiled eggs. 

{ 7 comments }

lala February 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

YUM!! Got to try this before lent!

kara February 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

Eggs covered in butter and more eggs? Sign me up.

Martina February 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

yumyumyum! asparagus might just be my favourite…

tiffany massie February 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Finally got a chance to snoop around your blog. been a RVA fan for a while. Anyways…. took a look in the archives and found a post from 10/4 where you made an altered T shirt. Sooo pecking cute BTW. Me and roomies are trying to not spend so much $$ and make stuff like this ourselves. Tried linking to the RVA for the process but said link was broken. Is there any way you can get me the info/post for some inspiration?
~Tiffany

ames February 11, 2010 at 9:05 am

My mom used to make pretty much the same thing and put it all inside of crepes, yum!!

emma February 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

tiffany, sorry the link is broken. it’s probably because we recently changed the format of the RVA blog. anyway the jest of it was i took plain white shirt that was stained and another shirt that i liked but was itchy to wear and combined them to make one unstained unitchy shirt. i still wear it. :)

sara December 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

heat your plate in the oven, emma :) it looks amazing +i’m looking foreward to spring!