Foodie Friday: poached eggs

I’ve been working on my egg poaching skills. It’s not going well. I am getting a lot of ghostly looking strands of egg whites in the water. I have read many online sources with tips and tricks and don’t currently have a favorite. Why am I poaching eggs? I happen to really like eggs and find them to be a perfect ingredient for many quick weeknight suppers. Beyond the traditional Eggs Benedict, you can pretty much top anything with a poached egg! A local diner favorite of mine is a vegetable hash – a big pile of roasted veggies – topped with a poached egg. The other night I needed to use up some baby spinach too wilted for a crisp salad and I sautéed it with garlic and EVOO, topped it with a poached egg and some feta, sprinkled with some black salt and it was delicious! Looking forward to hearing others’ favorite poached egg recipes.

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6 responses to “Foodie Friday: poached eggs

  1. I only get those strands if I use grocery store eggs. Fresh eggs hold together quite nicely, fwiw.

  2. My favorite is from 101 Cookbooks – black rice with sauteed greens & onions topped with a poached egg.

    Equally favorite is a poached egg on top of any salad – most traditionally on top of frisee, sprinkled with bacon on top.

  3. We make an Israeli dish called Shakshouka that is eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. so good!

  4. Definitely try organic eggs – I’ve had better luck with them just in general. But there are some good helpful tips for poaching in Julia Child, and probably in Cook’s Illustrated (somewhere…)

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