Poached eggs with sautéed greens

January 2, 2013

Poached eggs with sautéed greens

I can’t think of a breakfast fare my husband, Marc, and I relish more than these poached eggs with sautéed greens. I often make this dish on Sunday mornings, in the fall and winter, when I can still harvest mustard greens or Swiss chard from our veggie garden.

To poach eggs to perfection, there are a few rules to follow. Don’t try to make more than 4 eggs at a time or some of them will most certainly be overdone. Make sure to put vinegar in the boiling water (this will prevent the thin egg whites from dispersing throughout the boiling water). Pay special attention to the cooking time and boil the eggs for only a few minutes. Lastly, use the freshest eggs you can find (they’ll have less of the thin whites). Fresh eggs will not only be easier to poach, but they’ll also taste infinitely more delicious.

Here, the sautéed greens are earthy and a bit spicy – thanks to the chili pepper flakes. The poached eggs are luscious, and their yolks ooze out to permeate the whole dish. The extra virgin olive oil is spunky and intense. Each bite is a marvelous mixture of these textures and flavors, and the crusty bread helps you mop up the ambrosial juices.

Light, nutritious… and utterly delicious!

Sautéed greens

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Poached eggs with sautéed greens

Here’s another delicious and satisfying breakfast: Scramble with fontina, shiitakes, chard and fingerling potatoes!

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Cucina49 January 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

What an absolutely gorgeous breakfast–and I love that it’s full of green veggies. Happy new year, Viviane.

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Viviane January 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Cucina49! Thank you so much my dear… Wishing you and yours a magnificent 2013!

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Lindy January 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Viviane, looks delish. Am going to make it soon. Jay used your tapas for his work party.

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cakewhiz January 4, 2013 at 3:44 am

i tried to make a poached egg once and it was a disaster…lol. it ended up looking like a boiled egg. yours is so perfectly poached and just look at all that glorious yolk flowing…

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Nira February 23, 2013 at 11:58 am

This is just ever so perfect for a light supper or brunch. I just received three dozen of just laid eggs from a neighbors chickens. Her chickens produce the most divine eggs for eating. Thank you for such an amazing cooking site.

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Viviane February 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Nira! Thank you so much for your lovely note. You’ve made me crave poached eggs… I occasionally can get fresh eggs from a farmer friend. It always feels like someone just gave me something incredibly precious. I hope you’ve relished every bite of your gorgeous eggs!

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