Poached Eggs On Toast

Colleen Sowa


@ Kim: Your Requested Recipe

My dear grandmother Mabel made this often when I was a little girl.

I was very ill as a child, & missed a lot of school, I was so lucky to have my grandma to teach me reading, writing, math, cooking and sewing. it was like an old fashioned education.

I can almost see her making this recipe & coaxing me to eat it. We spent a lot of time together.

I love how the memories of breakfast with grandma trigger so many wonderful times we had together.

This recipe is easy, and very good.

Make memories for your family too.

Play With Your Food ! xo

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1 - 4 slice
1 - 4 medium
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine


1 small
pan (i use small skillet or sauce pan)
1 1/2 c
water, boiling
slotted spoon


butter or margarine
salt and pepper to taste
paprika or cayenne powder to taste

How to Make Poached Eggs On Toast


  • 1Toast 1 to 4 slices of bread.
    Butter toast.
  • 2Cut buttered toast into 3 sections.
  • 3Cut the 3 sections in the other direction, into 3 sections.
  • 4Loosen the toasted bread cubes and scatter around plate a bit.
  • 5Break 1 to 4 eggs, one at a time onto a saucer or small bowl...

    ***Notice how thick and "domed" the egg yolk is... the taller and rounder... the fresher...

    ***The egg white should be thick not thin.
  • 6Put 1 egg at a time into pan of boiling water, cooking 1 -4 eggs at a time. This should be a low boil.

    *** 1 egg to each slice of toast.
  • 7When the eggs look about half cooked as in this photo they are ready to be turned over in the low boiling water.
  • 8Use a slotted spoon to gently turn the eggs over during cooking... and also to remove from water and draining.
  • 9Gently remove each egg from hot water, drain.
  • 10Place the eggs gently on the squares of buttered toast.
  • 11Optional:

    Add a couple pats of butter on top of the hot eggs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • 12Optional:

    Sprinkle with paprika or cayenne pepper.

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About Poached Eggs On Toast

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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