Dr. Nandi’s New Year Eggs

Dr. Nandi's New Year Eggs



  • 2 lbs. ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 English cucumber peeled and seeded, divided
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh or day-old country bread (crusts removed)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 -3 Tbsp red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp hot Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet with a rim, toss asparagus with oil. Season with salt. Bake until asparagus is lightly browned and tender, 15 to 18 minutes
  • In a small saucepan, cook balsamic vinegar and sugar over medium-high heat until syrupy and reduced to 3 Tbsp, about 6 minutes.
  • Bring a large skillet with 2 inches of water to a simmer over medium heat. Add cider vinegar and season with salt. Break one egg at a time into a cup, then tip cup into pan. Simmer until whites are set and yolks are soft but slightly set, about 3 minutes. With a slotted spatula, scoop out eggs one at a time and drain on paper towels
  • Slice mushrooms into 4 pieces each, heat olive oil in pan.  Cook mushroom for 1-2 minutes (tender) and season with some salt and pepper.
  • Divide asparagus and eggs among four plates and drizzle with reduced balsamic.
  • Top with shaved Parmesan (optional)
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