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brunch essentials: poached eggs and toast

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is not a breakfast item… I serve this to my guests as a brunch item; typically, out on the porch on a nice Spring day. This dish is relatively easy to assemble, and the combination of the goat’s cheese with the olive oil, and Kalamata olives, just provides the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful Spring day. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For brunch essentials: poached eggs and toast

  • 2 slice
    baguette, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 slice
    fresh tomato
  • 1 oz
    goat’s cheese, crumbled
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 lg
    farm-fresh egg
  • 1 oz
    kalamata olives, sliced
  • sweet paprika, to taste

How To Make brunch essentials: poached eggs and toast

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Place some water into a small saucepan, and heat up to a low simmer.
  • 4
    Place the sliced baguette in a toaster, and toast light brown.
  • 5
    Place a rack on the top rack and turn on the broiler.
  • 6
    Brush both sides with some olive oil, and place onto a baking sheet.
  • 7
    Add the slice of tomato.
  • 8
    Add the goat’s cheese, and sprinkle with a bit more olive oil.
  • 9
    Add some freshly ground black pepper.
  • 10
    Place under the broiler, and broil until the cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 1 – 2 minutes.
  • 11
    Remove from the oven, and reserve.
  • 12
    Crack the egg into a small bowl, and add to the lightly simmering water.
  • 13
    Cook until the white sets, and the yolk is still nice and runny, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  • 14
    Place the toast on a serving plate.
  • 15
    Add the poached egg, and break open.
  • 16
    Add the olives, and a dash of paprika.
  • 17
  • 18
    Serve while still warm, with a nice glass of chardonnay. Enjoy.
  • 19
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.