Fried Eggs with Asparagus, Ramps, and Oyster Sauce

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Author Notes: Only a few tips. One never fill a vessel more than a third full of oil when deep frying. Two, woks make great vessels for deep frying. Three, do not us a metal spatula or it will instantly stick to the eggs and not release. Finally my wife and I often share this with one or two other Asian-inspired dishes. - thirschfeldthirschfeld

Food52 Review: I think I just found my new favorite spring comfort food. Who would have thought that four ingredients could be transformed into something this sublime? It comes together in a "blink of an eye" while celebrating the distinctive flavors of asparagus and ramps. The addition of oyster sauce pulls it all together and creates a lip-smacking sauce. To provide more substance I served it over a bowl of brown rice, but if you wanted a lighter snack, serve as is. - sticksnsconessticksnscones

Serves 2

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 to 4 asparagus spears, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, about 1/2 a cup
  • 3 to 4 ramps, whites parts only, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cup non flavored oil, I used safflower
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
  • kosher salt
  1. Place the wok with 1 inch of oil in the bottom over high heat. Place a two cup metal bowl next to the wok.
  2. Gently crack the eggs into another small bowl. When the oil is hot and shimmering lower the bowl down to the oil and gently slide them into the oil being careful not to get your hand to near.
  3. They will crackle and bubble. If the stick a little you will want to loosen them with a wooden spatula. When the bottoms have taken on some color carefully pour out most of the oil into the two cup metal bowl.
  4. By now the eggs should be set. Place them onto a plate. Put the wok back over the heat and add the asparagus and the ramps. If need be add a little oil from the two cup bowl.
  5. Cook the veggies just until the ramps soften but the asparagus is still crisp tender. Place the veggies on top of the eggs, drizzle with oyster sauce and serve
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Tags: Asian, brunch, dairy-free, dinner for two, savory, Spring

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8 months ago Louis

Ok love-cooking-but-newbie here.... What is a Ramp? I know ramps as things that get you from one level to another and they are pretty much all inedible.

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over 1 year ago antoniette.mora

What can I use as a substitute for ramps? Can you offer more than one? Thanks!!

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over 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

I'm not convinced we're going to get ramps here this year, but if we do, this is SO on the list. Heck, it might be on the list anyway, with green garlic swapped in. Beautiful.

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over 3 years ago thirschfeld

You and adashofbitters will love it

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Oyster sauce is the secret ingredient in my mom's fried rice and I'm looking forward to trying it here. I've never made fried an egg like this but wow, does this look delicious.

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

"made/fried"

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over 3 years ago thirschfeld

Thanks gingerroot

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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I saw this yesterday and thought "this would be great with my fried rice." Only took me a day to notice your tag. :)

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over 3 years ago thirschfeld

LOL and it would be great with your rice

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over 3 years ago boulangere

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Wow. I would never have thought of oyster sauce in this context. Pretty brilliant.

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over 3 years ago thirschfeld

Thanks boulangere

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Totally new to me! Looking forward to trying it, as soon as Spouse and I have night off together!

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over 3 years ago thirschfeld

I hope you give it a go

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over 3 years ago wssmom

We did and it was spectacular!