June 19, 2010

Poached Eggs for Father's Day

We always have eggs around here and I like to try to find different ways of using them. We celebrated Father's Day this morning because we have to be at church very early tomorrow (cereal anyone?). I wanted to make a hearty, but fresh breakfast for the wonderful father of my children. He loves scrambled eggs, grits and toast like his mom used to make, but I wanted something a little fancier. I decide to poach eggs and set them on veggies and toast. They were delicious! We make poached eggs on toast with cheese occasionally, but these were much better.
Fresh Veggie Poached Eggs
roma tomatoes
fresh herbs like dill, basil, oregano, parsley

salt, pepper and granulated garlic

Chop tomatoes and avocado and put in a bowl. Add herbs, salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Mix well and let sit off to the side.

To poach an egg you can buy one of those egg poacher inserts that sit in your pan. They also make poachers for the microwave, but we had trouble with ours exploding the lid open. So I've given up on beautiful looking eggs and we settle for a more rustic look. Bring about 3 inches of water to a low boil in a shallow pan or skillet. Carefully crack the eggshell in half and cradle the egg in one half of the shell. Slide the egg into the pan ever so gently to keep it together. Don't cook more than can fit in your pan without touching. Cook for about 3 mins unless you like your yolk firmer, than maybe a minute longer.

While the eggs are poaching, toast your bread and then butter it. Set toast on plate and top with tomato mix. When eggs are done, carefully lift them out of the water using a slotted spatula so the excess water drains off. Set egg on prepared toast and top with salt, pepper, more herbs, a slice of tomato or avocado, whatever you like. Serve immediately with knife and fork. Your man will love you for it!


  1. great recipe! If you want pretty eggs use a shallow glass or metal dish and place egg in it and set in the water- I use my tiny square dish/bowl for a really different look.

  2. Anon, I love that idea. Thanks for sharing!


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