Poached Egg Salad

poachI was thinking to myself “I’d really like to learn how to poach an egg!” – turns out, it’s very easy. This simple recipe wasn’t adapted from anything I found online but rather from stuff I had in the fridge.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 a red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp honey mustard

You’ll need a pot of boiling water to poach your eggs in. There’s a few methods but I stuck to a simple one. When the water is boiling, spin a ladle in it around and around until you make a little tornado in the water. Then, gently lay your raw egg (from inside bowl or cup is easiest) into that tornado, pouring it out. The speed of the water spinning around will cause the egg to wrap around itself. Leave it in the water for 2-3 minutes and scoop it out with the ladle. You’ve just poached an egg!

The rest of the meal is just very basic salad fixings. I lay the eggs on top of a bed of baby spinach, with the other ingredients scattered around. Take the honey mustard, water it down a bit, and lightly drizzle it over. Add some chili flakes if you want a little heat.


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