April 26, 2012

Poached Egg, Hummus and Spinach.

Ah the egg. A main ingredient in so many things: quiche, éclairs, pasta, cakes, babies. 

Every now and then I get these insane cravings for eggs-fried, poached, scrambled, boiled, mixed with mayo or in an omelette. It doesn't matter what way it's cooked, I WANT it! They are so versatile. Simply boiled and served with buttery soldiers for dipping or in an extravagant quiche with light flaky pastry. 

This poached egg, hummus and spinach recipe is a treat. I used two slices of brown bread for the ingredients to sit on top of, but you could totally  use white, sour dough or a bagel halved.   What ever you fancy, it's yo' breakfast child! 

The slightly garlicky hummus on the toasted bread kind of melts like butter and the spinach wilts beneath the heat of the poached eggs and the whole thing just begs to be eaten!

Take it slowly, savour it, have a cup of coffee and the magazine by your side. 

Give time to the breakfast!


Holly x

 Two slices of brown bread ready to be toasted...pretty intense work!

Toasted. I love the burnt crust.

Spread generously with hummus.

Lay on some spinach leaves.

The 'pièce de résistance'...two soft poached eggs.

Side view...looking good!

Eating in process....

...I don't want this breakfast to end!

Recipe, Serves 1

2 Slices Brown Bread
Hummus, approx 1 Tablespoon (for spreading)
2 Eggs
Handful Spinach Leaves
Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper.

Place a small pot, just under half filled with water on the stove and bring to the boil.
Turn down the heat until it is barely simmering-you want very little movement in the water so that the eggs don't break up when poaching. 
Add some salt to the water.
With your hands hovering over the surface of the water, carefully crack the eggs in, one at a time. 
Do not move the egg for 45 seconds, then slowly push the white of the egg around the yolk-this will give the egg shape.
Cook for approx 3-4 minutes for a runny egg.
Toast the bread, spread with hummus and top with the spinach leaves.  
Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, getting rid of any excess water and place on top of the spinach.
Season with salt and pepper.
Dig in!

1 comment:

  1. Yup... boiled eggs and hummus is too often a lazy week night supper for me... LOVE it