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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Soft Poached Eggs ... on toast

Soft Poached Eggs

Soft poached eggs with sweet chilli sauce
I grew up on poached eggs on toast every morning and I still love them with a passion... all things home and comfort come in the not so humble egg... Eggs are one of nature's most perfectly balanced foods, containing all the protein, vitamins (except vitamin C) and minerals essential for good health. 
  • Heston Blumenthal - a very creative food scientist suggests that if you pop a plate into the bottom of a suitable frying pan and cover it by at least an inch with water with a dash of vinegar and bring it to a slow simmer this keeps your eggs off of the heat and they wont stick to the bottom of the pan... I have recently adapted this method and have found that it works a treat.
  • Carefully crack your eggs into the gently boiling water and gently flick the water over the top of the yolk until the white has set and lost its jelly like look...approximately 4 minutes.
  • Serve on home made buttered toast... sweet chilli sauce, hot sauce, tomato sauce or just simply salt and pepper.