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10 Perfect Poached Egg Breakfast Recipe Ideas 0

Ten Perfect Poached Egg Breakfast Recipe Ideas

by Jacqueline Samaroo

Not sure why, but there something about a poached egg that just simply says “sophistication”. Seems like you can turn a simple homemade breakfast into fancy restaurant-worthy fare merely by swapping out your fried egg for a poached one instead!

Whatever the reason behind the poached egg’s enviable status, the fact is, we really do love them. So, finding more delicious ways to enjoy a poached egg is always a treat. Here are 10 wonderfully perfect poached egg ways to take things up a notch at breakfast time.

Eggs Benedict

1. Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict

“I really loved the hollandaise sauce, it was the best recipe I've tried” Mochi Puffs

Mighty tasty Canadian bacon and yummy hollandaise sauce make this quick and classic breakfast a delight! Fry the bacon and set it aside, then poach the eggs in 3 inches of boiling water with a little vinegar. Remove them after 3 minutes and set them aside. Melt some butter and get ready to make the sauce. Blend together egg yolks, cayenne pepper, salt and heavy cream adding half of the hot butter. Next in are lemon juice and the remaining butter. Top your English muffin with bacon, a poached egg and a drizzle of sauce. Breakfast is served!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 23 minutes

2. Farmhouse Hash with Pot-poached Eggs

“Very good!!” Vontrese D.

Here’s a hearty breakfast that gets an added boost from a poached egg. Sauté carrots, celery, yellow onions, red potato, Italian sausage and red pepper flakes with some salt, pepper, garlic and paprika. Once the sausage is cooked and the carrots and potatoes are tender, set it aside. Next, poach the eggs in simmering water with a little vinegar. Serve up the spicy hash with a poached egg on top and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Grab your fork and dig right in to this satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 27 minutes

3. Veggie Poached Eggs

"Delicious and easy to make.” SWEETYSJD

If you have a “poached egg fear” – thinking you could never do them right – then here’s a good cheat for you. Add asparagus, carrots and spaghetti sauce to heated oil and cook until the vegetables are soft. If needed, add a little water then push the veggies aside to make room for the eggs. Crack each egg directly into the pot and allow them to cook until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Feel free to experiment by switching up the vegetable and spices to suit your preferences– after all, that’s the best part of cooking!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

4. BLT Salad with Poached Eggs

“Super easy, quick and flavoursome.” grobinson

Fried ciabatta bread adds a little extra crunch to this salad while the poached egg ups the nutrient profile and the deliciousness! Have your poached eggs ready then fry the bacon and set it aside to drain on paper towels. Next, fry up the bread and set it aside to drain, as well. Prepare the salad by tossing together some the bacon, tomatoes, chunks of the bread and salad leaves. Drizzle on some Caesar dressing and top with poached eggs. Serve and munch away in fine Italian trattoria style!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Asparagus Salad with a Runny Poached Egg

5. Asparagus Salad with a Runny Poached Egg

“Great healthy recipe, made many times.” janex

Asparagus pairs really well with poached egg and this recipe adds some other great veggies to the works. Soak cooked beetroot in olive oil and vinegar. Place mixed leaves and cucumber on each serving plate and then blanch the asparagus and set it aside. Poach the eggs in simmering water, remove them and set them to drain. Lightly toss the beetroot with the salad leaves, cucumber and dressing. Top each plate with asparagus and a poached egg. Sophisticated, indeed!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 13 minutes

6. Curried Poached Eggs

“They are a lovely breakfast, very quick and easy to make.” jnpj

Some persons tend to think poached eggs are on the bland side but this definitely spicy dish shows you can add some kick to them! Prepare the poaching water by adding coriander, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper and allowing it to boil then simmer. Gently add the eggs and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and drain them then go ahead and serve them up on crispy buttered toast. Flavorful!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

7. Sweetcorn and Courgette Fritters

“Delicious.” Frantic Flapjack

You can simplify this dish a bit by doing just one thing at a time – for example, the fritters then the dressing and then the eggs. Mix together the spring onions, paprika, flour, courgette (zucchini), milk, beaten egg, sweetcorn and seasoning. Set it aside, put the poaching water on to boil and prepare the dressing using chilli sauce and lime juice. Add the fritter mixture a spoonful at a time to heated oil and cook until golden brown. While they are cooking set the eggs to poach in simmering water for about 3 minutes. To serve, top each fritter with a poached egg, some mixed salad leaves and a drizzle of the dressing. Sweet and filling!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

8. Deep Fried Poached Egg Over Heirloom Tomato

“Absolutely divine!!” marixime

Some might feel the poaching method in this dish is easier to master. Have a bowl of iced water and pan lined with paper towels ready. Boil some water, remove the pot from the heat, add the eggs, cover the pot and set it aside for three minutes. Carefully remove the eggs and place them in the iced water before transferring them to the paper towels. Set up an “assembly line” of flour in a shallow dish, beaten eggs in a bowl and a bowl of panko seasoned with salt and pepper. Carefully coat each poached egg with flour, then with beaten egg, then with panko and set it aside. Fry each coated egg until golden brown. Serve by topping a seasoned slice of tomato with an egg. Mmm - tastes even more indulgent than it looks!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

9. Persian Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

“It was super easy to make, and the taste was even better :)” Yaniv R.

This dish proves that the simplest of ingredients, cooked in the simplest ways give the best tastes. Stir-fry onion and garlic until the onion just begins to brown. Add tomatoes and leave to simmer for a while before seasoning with salt and pepper. Make room for the eggs and carefully add them one at a time. Cover partially and allow it to cook until the eggs are as you like them. Yummy X 2!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

10. BLT Benedict with Avocado-Tomato Relish

“So easy and fresh!” flynnps

The tastes in this dish combine so well, but you can mix it up with some other of your favorites instead. Combine tomatoes, avocado, red wine vinegar, basil, garlic and olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Poach the eggs in simmering water with a little of the vinegar. Spread mayonnaise on thick slices of bread and layer on arugula, bacon and an egg then top it off with the tomato-avocado mixture. That’s so good!

Total time: 23 minutes


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