Monday, October 10, 2011

Meatless Monday: let's poach an egg

A poached egg, they are like bacon, everything is better when covered with it.

When you are going for a Meatless Monday sometimes salad and pasta can get tired if you are just tossing some vegetables in. A whole bunch of vegetables on pasta, a whole bunch of vegetables on spinach, a whole bunch of vegetables on quinoa, a whole bunch of...blah blah. It gets old, right? So throw an egg on it! The richness of that runny yoke will not only add decadence to your otherwise yawn-worthy dinner but they are also loaded with protein and a decent amount of iron. 

Now we realize that many people fear the poached egg. The West Coast Muse sure did until the sweet East Coaster told her how simple it is. We prefer the swirl technique. Take it away Brandon Jew...

Ok so now that you're all master egg poachers, let's check out some recipes.

Fall Vegetable Quinoa Hash with Poached Egg

Poached Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Portabellas

Poached Egg over Polenta with Olive-Herb Pesto


  1. love love love love love! oh, wcm. you are BRILLIANT. maybe i'll put a poached egg on my pizza this week.

  2. I tried the quinoa mash, since we had sweet potatoes on hand and because I love poached eggs) and it was fantastic (but the recipe really only makes 3 servings, not 4).

  3. Poached egg over polenta (rich man's grits) sounds great!