Sunday, 20 October 2013

warning: egg porn


Eggs. Scrambled, boiled, poached, fried, baked... delicious. My favourite? Poached eggs. I think people are generally put off poached eggs as they think they're tricky to make. I used to be one of those people, but I'm now a convert and hopefully this will show you just how easy it is. My breakfast of choice is eggs royale - English muffins, smoked salmon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Mmmm, my mouth is watering all over again! It's definitely something I only make when I have nothing pressing to do, or for a special occasion - it's not something I throw together every morning!

How to poach an egg: in a pan bring about 2 inches of water to the boil. When little bubbles start to rise, get a spoon and create a little whirlpool. Crack your egg into the whirlpool, and it should form a little round shape. Keep the water on a gentle boil, nothing too mad. If you want another, gently create another whirlpool (the other egg will just carry on doing its thing) and crack in a second egg. I cook them for literally 2-3 minutes, then remove from the pan using a slatted spoon (or a spaghetti server in my case!). It's as easy as that to create runny, perfectly poached eggs!

I wont lie, I use a sachet of hollandaise sauce for ease and convenience - I don't know about you but my patience isn't all that on a Sunday morning! Don't like smoked salmon? How about bacon or spinach, or back to basics and just eggs and muffins. 

How do you like your eggs?


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5 comments

  1. I've just mastered proper poached eggs! I love Eggs Benedict....Frankie & Benny's do a version with a flat mushroom instead of the salmon and it's deeee-lish!

    - Tabitha x

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  2. Eggs Benedict is one of my favourite breakfasts/brunches/meals ever, seems fancy but is oh so easy!

    Maria xxx

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  3. Look so tasty. Love a bit of egg porn! Haha. Your photography is brilliant.

    Megan x

    www.littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I know you gave a warning, but I was not ready for how perfect this was going to look. I am lusting so bad. I love English muffins, I love smoked salmon, I love poached eggs... heaven.

    Ellie | mantrapixie | x

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  5. I've never tried this but have heard so many good things, will definitely have to try it some morning! :)

    Zara
    x

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