Sunday Brunch: Poached Eggs Sandwich

I love cooking. So I decided to start sharing recipes here, too – in addition to baby stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

I will be doing Sunday Brunch recipes on Saturdays, just in case you want to cook it THIS Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

Flipping through the breakfast recipes saved on my laptop, mentally flipping through my fridge contents, flipping through a wonderful book I received a few years ago called “out to brunch”, I finally got me a winner: poached eggs sandwich.

Now, if this is your first time poaching an egg, perhaps it’s not gonna be a life-saver breakfast put together in 8 minutes. Just a warning. Well, not a warning… a watch-out.

Anyhow, the recipe is really for Eggs Benedict, but that definitely is not a quick breakfast solution as the sauce takes forever to make. I had to be inventive with the fridge contents and tight deadline (oh my, I talk like a project manager again).

Ingredients for 1 serving:
  • bread – 1 toastable piece (I really prefer whole wheat)
  • egg – 1
  • deli meat – 1 piece (I used prosciutto cotto; you can even use smoked salmon – actually, that’d be even better…)
  • spread or sauce (now, as I said it’s supposed to be a sauce made all by yourself for eggs benedict. But since these were poached eggs sandwiches I was making, I grabbed a spinach spread from Fountain Sante, I just love it. Salty and rich – that’s what you’re looking for. And yes, you can make the poached egg sandwich even without sauce altogether – the runny yolks will be enough)
  • vinegar
  • salt

The recipe is quite simple:

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil (at least a couple of inches of water should be in it).

While it’s boiling, break an egg into a small bowl – make sure the yolk stays intact.

Splash some vinegar in the boiling water and lower the heat to gentle simmer.

Slide the raw egg carefully right into the boiling water; vinegar is what will be holding the egg together (otherwise you’ll end up with hot and sour soup, I guess).

Set the timer to 2-3 minutes.

Stick the bread into a toaster.

When the eggs are ready, put the bread slice onto a plate, cover it with your deli meat, sauce/spread, and fish out your poached egg carefully with a slotted spoon and slide on top of the sandwich.

Serve immediately.

The best thing about it? Dipping your toast into the runny yolk…

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