Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Easy Farmer's Market Egg, Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Tart

Farmer's Markets in Chicago are back! I'm excited because I love the fresh produce and all that crap, but really I'm excited that for the first time ever, I don't have to go just to creepily gawk at other people's dogs! I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WITH A DOG NOW. Yeah, I'm wearing this aging, yuppie badge of honor with pride. RIP youth and coolness.

*I feel the need to clarify that this is not a posed photo, but one that my friend snapped (and I zoomed way the fuck in on) while we were shopping together. I may not be cool, but I still haven't graduated to "I'm not model, I'm just casually buying produce" photoshoots.

Anyways, I bought a few things that looked awesome and fresh, even though I didn't really have any plans for them, so this was kind a "hmm, what can I make with all the weird shit in my fridge" kind of meal. (Fun fact- if you are stumped, this website lets you input all your ingredients and it shoots you recipes!) But even without a plan, this was the first time I was there early enough to buy eggs before they sold out.

For this recipe you will need:
One can of crescent rolls
Asparagus (I used six spears)
Four eggs
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
Three slices prosciutto
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Roll out crescent roll dough into one flat sheet, rolling up the edges to create a crust, and cook according to the package. While the bread is cooking, toss asparagus and garlic in a lightly oiled frying pan until cooked. Set asparagus aside and, in the same pan, fry four eggs.

When the dough is ready, lightly drizzle with olive oil and goat cheese crumbles. Lay asparagus spears on dough, and lay the fried eggs on top. Sprinkle the top with more goat cheese and coarsely chopped chives and prosciutto, top with salt and pepper.  Recipe serves four.

I've seen similar recipes with puff pastry, but one, I had dough, and two, puff pastry always requires defrosting time and is easier to fuck up, and though its delicious, this was just easier for a quick dinner. The stovetop ingredients whip up in almost the exact amount of time it takes for the dough to bake. 


  1. YES for farmers markets, especially the Chicago ones, which somehow I went years living in this city without embracing. For shame! We're actually signing up for our first CSA today! (Nichols Farm) which has pick-ups all over the city. Jazzed with a capital "J" over here. Your goat cheese masterpiece looks divine! I can dig on anything that starts with a crescent roll base. An ex of mine used to make Breakfast Pizza (base is crescent roll, then potatoes, bacon, veggies, cheese, egg). It's hard to break up with that...

    P.S. Last week the Daley Plaza market returned and I may have been photographed in the tribune scowling at mint and lavender at one of the stands. you look way better in your candid than I did in mine! Case in point:

  2. I came to your blog for the easy and cheap design ideas (not calling you cheap or easy:) and I love it because you live in Logan Square. I moved out of Chicago 3 years ago but prior to that I lived just north of the Blvd on Mozart.

    It's like you are taunting me with this post. I used to go to the Logan Square farmers market every Sunday (and gawk at other people's dogs). Have a cup of coffee at the New Wave for me.

  3. First, that tart looks amazing and basically incorporates all of my favorite foods.

    Second, I have been hoping to find a website like My Fridge Food forever, so thank you.

    And third, it looks like you are a fellow Logan Squarer (-ite?)! I have yet to make it to the farmer's market this year, which just fills me with guilt because it is so amazing. Also, did you hear that they will be doing a weeknight market in Palmer Square. I mean... we are spoiled rotten over here.


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