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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Open Faced Poached Egg Semi-Pesto Sandwich


Wow. Can that title get any longer? This is what happens when your brain shuts down unexpectedly. You make yourself a seemingly simple sandwich.

I say semi pesto because this pesto doesn't have any pine nuts. That's one thing i thought I had in my pantry, but alas no sign of any. 

The first time I tried to poach an egg, it almost ended in a near disaster.

Makes 2 open faced sandwiches



Open Faced Poached Egg Semi-Pesto Sandwich

2 Slices of bread.
2 eggs
1 c fresh basil
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 grated pamesan cheese (plus extra)
1 large garlic clove

Note: You may you ready made pesto as well.

Preheat your oven to 200˚F

In a food processor, combine the basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parmesan cheese. Blend until it forms into a thick consistency. Season with a little salt and pepper.

Spread some of the semi pesto on the untoasted bread. Coat one side evenly and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. Toast for 5-10 minutes until bread is slightly crisp.

Fill a skillet halfway with water. Add the vinegar. Bring the water to a slow boil.
The best way to add the egg into the water is to crack them into a small bowl, that way you can remove any shell that may tag along for the ride.  Slowly add the egg and reduce the heat to a simmer. For for roughly 3 minutes until the egg whites have set and the yolk remains soft. Cook a little longer for harder yolks.  Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.

Place a poached egg on top of the pesto bread and sprinkle a little more parmesan cheese on top. 

20 comments:

chow and chatter said...

wow i want this for breakfast love it

Christo Gonzales said...

I want this too - love me some poached eggs!

Tangled Noodle said...

I've been on an egg-poaching kick recently. Love this open faced sandwich! And I can totally relate to semi-pesto: I had a weird experience with pine nuts a few weeks ago when a batch actually altered my sense of taste!! Everything tasted bitter - ewwww - for about 2 days. Now, I'm shying away from anything with pine nuts . . .

Unknown said...

What a yummy breakfast. I need to try making poached eggs. I do love them.
*kisses* HH

Pam said...

Love it! Adding pesto to the bread is a great idea.

Joie de vivre said...

Jenn,
I can never get my poached eggs to look like this. Do you have a secret? I can't fault you for long names, I have the longest blog name EVER! :)

Patty said...

OMG. I LOVE EGGS! This looks great! I now know what I'm having for lunch today! Yummy!

Phyllis said...

Serious case of breakfast envy today! Semi-pesto sauces sounds delicious. I haven't been brave enough to try poaching eggs yet but you make it sound easy.

Unknown said...

This is like a cliff hanger - you tell us the first attempt to poach an egg ended in disaster. But no description? Come now - I need to hear this story!! :-D

Bob said...

Mmmm, poached eggs. But I want to hear about the disaster too! :D

Joanne said...

To be honest I'm kind of scared of making poached eggs. It's a completely irrational fear though. And I love them. So I just need to do it. This looks amazing!

Sook said...

Oh yum! What a great idea!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

What a delicious breakfast! Perhaps if I ate like this in the morning I wouldn't get sick...:)

teresa said...

oh gosh, just the title had me running over here. this looks amazing!

Miranda said...

yum.
I love poached eggs..I love breakfast sandwiches even more. LOL.
this look great, jenn.

Anonymous said...

Love this breakfast sandwich! Poached egg & pesto sound fantastic!

sophia said...

Perfection. Right there. Over those lovely bread.

Andrea@Wellnessnotes said...

Love it!

The Duo Dishes said...

How did you almost have a disaster? That's the scary part! Egg poaching seems intimidating, but it's probably not so bad after the first time. Nice sammie.

pigpigscorner said...

pesto and poached eggs...yum...

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