Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner

Do you love foods that you can eat at any time of the day?  Like:

Popcorn

Chocolate

Pastries 

All the essential food groups covered there. 

There's nothing better than a flexible dish. Like this one. Great for a weekend breakfast, or a quick dinner after a tough day in work. 

A dish that does exactly what it says on the tin:
Mushrooms on toast with a poached egg

Ingredients (serves 2 adults)
200 grams button or chestnut mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
50ml single cream
Salt and pepper for seasoning 
2 medium free-range eggs
1 ciabatta
2 handfuls rocket lettuce 


Rub the mushrooms with a piece of kitchen towel. Chop roughly; they don't need to look pretty.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan until sizzling. Add the mushrooms and lower to a medium heat. 

Fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes and then add the cream. Fry for another 3 minutes and take off the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Poach the eggs. Easier said than done I hear you cry. 

How to be a crafty poacher
  • Take the eggs out of the fridge 1 - 2 hours before using.
  • Crack each egg into a small dish/ramekin.
  • Bring the water to boiling point in a saucepan. Then lower to a medium heat so it's bubbling gently. 
  • Whisk the water to create a whirlpool effect. Just as the whirlpool slows down slide in the egg. Easy now. 
  • Keep the saucepan on the heat for 30 seconds. 
  • Remove from the heat and leave for 3 - 4 minutes until set but still soft. 
  • Remove the egg with a slotted spoon to allow excess water to drip off before serving. 

Toast the ciabatta. Top with the rocket: 


That looks a bit lonely doesn't it? Add the mushrooms for some company: 



Just missing one last thing. Ah yes. There we go. Hello:


Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy. 

4 comments:

  1. Great, I'll show this to Mr. FFID. He needs new ideas.

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  2. Haha! Perfect! Delighted to be of service :-)

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  3. I only recently taught myself how to poach an egg, and ever since whenever I poach an egg I feel like such a chef!! Transforms a boring thing into top notch super sophisticated dish :D

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  4. That's how I felt too! It's gas isn't it?! Just can't beat topping a dish with an egg :-)

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