Quick Broiled Vegetables and Eggs Recipe

Quick Broiled Vegetables and Eggs


  • 2-3 strips raw bacon
  • 5-6 stalks asparagus
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 thick slice crusty bread
  • Slice or two any cheese (fontina, cheddar, parmesan, goat, whatever you'd like)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon or any nice mustard
  • Salt, pepper, herbs to taste
  • The juice of half a lemon, lime, or orange
  • Oil, the higher the smoke point the better (grapeseed, canola, clarified butter, extra virgin olive oil, in that order)

How to make Quick Broiled Vegetables and Eggs

This recipe takes about 8 minutes and is perfect as a midnight snack. Or lunch. Or breakfast. All of the ingredients are simply recommendations and can be substituted or left out. Adapted from  The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
  1. Preheat the broiler
  2. Chop the bacon, asparagus, and onion into 1" wide pieces
  3. Film an oven-proof pan with the oil and heat under the broiler for two minutes
  4. Toss the vegetables together with the salt, pepper, mustard, and herbs of your choice (thyme, tarragon, parsley are all fine choices)
  5. Using a pot holder, remove the pan from the oven, evenly spread the vegetables and bacon and return to the oven to broil for 5 minutes, turn once to prevent sticking. Put a piece of bread next to the pan to toast.
  6. While it broils, crack the eggs into a bowl and season with salt and pepper
  7. After 5 minutes, remove the pan, clear a space and tip in the eggs. Top with a slice of cheese and return to the broiler.
  8. Broil for about a minute or until you think the risk of salmonella is gone. The whites should be crispy, but the yolks runny.
  9. Take everything out of the oven and either carefully plate it, or just put it on a trivet.
  10. Squeeze the citrus juice over the whole thing and enjoy with the toast!
  • Add a little bit of soy, sesame-chili oil, and sesame seeds to the veggies before broiling
  • Add a few cherry tomatoes (whole) or a even a small tomato to the pan about halfway through. The skin gets all crinkly and the tomatoes just barely pop. (see photo)
  • Add corn, chopped scallions, anything that gets nice and caramelized.

Question from the Chef

“Treat your broiler like an indoor grill.”

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