This is a copy of a blog post (April, 2012) from my now finished blog, dinnerplace.blogspot.com. Such a fun little Easter or post-Easter breakfast made for many years in my kitchen, I thought it deserved its own spot here on More Time. I've updated only the recipe to make it printable.
One of my favorite spring breakfasts is so terribly simple, that it appears I’ve never blogged it. I see the photos on my Pinterest board and on fb, but when I checked the blogs–no eggs on muffins! So here it is: a meal perfect for Easter when you have lots of boiled eggs to use up, but also perfect any other time or for any meal, come to think of it. If you have a plethora of eggs, as does my friend Cathy (we’re trading my granola for her backyard eggs this week), this is a fine use for them. My own kids had this every Easter for years. Well, I served it anyway. Whether or not they ate it is beside the point!
Won’t make cheese sauce? Grated cheese will work admirably and is even better if you slip the eggs under the broiler tooty sweetie to melt the cheese. No asparagus? It’s quite delicious without it. (I provide a link to a tasty cheese sauce recipe, but also include my easy one down below.)
I feel a tish odd writing this out as a recipe, but I’m doing it anyway. Here’s how:
boiled eggs on english muffins with asparagus and cheese sauce
- 4 eggs boiled, cooled, peeled, and sliced
- 2 whole-wheat English muffins, split, toasted, and buttered
- 4 stalks asparagus, trimmed, chopped, and cooked briefly in the microwave (1 min on full power)– optional
- 1/2 cup cheese sauce or grated cheese (see below for cheese sauce directions)
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- To assemble: place warm, buttered muffins on plates and top with eggs. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Gently lay asparagus pieces on top of the eggs and drizzle cheese sauce (or sprinkle with grated cheese) and again dust with salt and pepper. (If you’ve used grated cheese, you might want to put the egg “sandwiches” together on a broiler-safe baking sheet and place them under the broiler for a minute or so, plating afterward.)
Have fun cooking and taking care of yourself,