Thursday, July 14, 2016

Asparagus with fried egg by Linda Wiken, author #giveaway #new release

I'm so excited! My Dinner Club Mysteries have now launched, with the first book in the series, TOASTING UP TROUBLE out this week! So, besides presenting a recipe today, I'm also doing a giveaway. But first, the food!

If you have the time in the morning to get creative with breakfast, here's a healthy and tasty alternative to a plain old fried egg. It would also be great for a brunch! Or lunch, or even dinner.
And, although it take a bit more time, it's really very easy to do.

Here's what you'll need:

one egg egg
handful of asparagus spears
shaved cooked ham (as much as you'd like!)
1/2 c. panko
half clove garlic, slivered
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


And here's what you do:

In a skillet, saute asparagus in 1 tbsp. olive oil for approx. 3 minutes.

While still crisp, remove and keep warm. Add panko and slivered garlic; saute until golden.

In another skillet, add 1/2 tbsp. olive oil then fry egg to sunnyside-up perfection.

Layer on plate -- start with asparagus, then add the shaved ham, the fried egg and sprinkle with the panko mixture. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


It's here -- TOASTING UP TROUBLE released last week! 

It's the first in the Dinner Club Mysteries and you can win a copy by leaving a comment on today's blog. The lucky winner's name will be drawn tomorrow at noon. Good Luck!

Writing as Erika Chase -- the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery series are available on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

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  1. This looks yummy! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book!

  2. Awesome recipe; and I'm definitely excited about the book series!

  3. Love my dinner club, so this sounds like an excellent series for me.

  4. I love eggs. The cover is great, and thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  5. Your Dinner Club series sounds terrific!

  6. I'm always on the look out for a new series.

  7. Oh wow thanks for the yummy recipe and a chance. Congratulations on your new series. Babsbookbistro @

  8. Asparagus and eggs have always been a favorite of mine. Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  9. I want to read this book, it looks so interesting. thank-you for the recipe and the chance to win.

  10. That looks very tasty. Thanks for the breakfast idea. And, for the chance to win your book.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. I love fresh asparagus, but I never would have thought of pairing it with a fried egg. Sounds great. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and giveaway. kuzlin at

  12. I wouldn't have thought of having asparagus but it sounds (and looks) good. I love fresh asparagus. All the summer vegetables are so delicious. Thanks for the chance to win the first in this series.

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  14. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. The recipe can start my day. Yum. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. This sounds like a good way to start the day.usually I just chop up a batch of vegetables and mix them with scrambled eggs.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  16. My husband has just started eating asparagus (long story, lol), I'll have to try this recipe~ Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Toasting Up Trouble!

  17. I wish I could get my kids to eat this. It looks so tasty.

  18. Sounds like a great lunch. When I used to have my George Forman grill, I would grill the asparagus with garlic and olive oil and butter and then add toppings to them, but this is far easier in a frying pan and easier to clean up after. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.

  19. Congratulations on your new release - It's always exciting to start a new series and meet new characters. Thank you for the giveaway. Bonnie (

  20. Oh gosh, I clicked off without congratulating you on your new series. I cannot wait to read this. I would also LOVE to win a copy from you. Thanks so much for the chance. Much success. Cynthia ceblain(AT)tmlponline(DOT)net

  21. Thanks for the recipe. I loved Ashton Corners & can't wait to read this new series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. That sounds like a very tasty dish. Add some good bread, toasted, and I'm in!

    Best wishes on the new book.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  23. I love eggs and asparagus---I'll have to try the recipe. Thanks for the contest.

  24. "Toasting Up" some compliments with this marvelous brunch idea! I live in asparagus country and recipes using the green spears are of great interest. Thanks...

  25. I'd love to start a new series! I love reading cozy mysteries! Thank you for offering this!

  26. The recipe sounds great and so does the book. Thanks for the chance to win! marilyn at schoberg dot net

  27. I am going to have to try that recipe! I love asparagus and that looks great! Thanks for the chance to win Linda's book, too! ;-)

  28. This recipe looks yummy. Thank-you for the chance to win a first in a new series.

  29. This is not a combination that I would have thought of. Thank you for sharing this recipe and thanks as well for the chance to win. (I am really looking forward to getting the chance to read Toasting Up Trouble.)

  30. I haven't read this series yet,but I'm looking forward to reading about Dinner Clubs. Book and recipes both look fantastic. Can't wait to read.