Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sleeping In

Weekends are made for a nice breakfast and they can really be easy if you know how.

I use a microwave to perfectly poach eggs, which surprises people as most of my experience is in classically trained cooking. It's simple.

Nuke a bowl of water for one minute. I cover mine with a paper plate.

Crack the egg in, never on the rim of the bowl, always on the counter. It makes for a cleaner break.

Another minute and it's perfectly poached. Scoop it out with a slotted spoon.

Toast the bread and slice the cheese (use the saltiest you have) by hand. I always use very thinly cut meats which I bunch up under the egg and cheese.

Sprinkle it with herb, I've used parsley here, for color and another layer of taste.

That first bite is so delicious as the egg runs over the ham and cheese, melting into the crust of bread. Serve this with a sweet coffee or tea then just laze about with the Sunday papers or a book, listen to music and text or call someone you haven't heard from in years. I love weekends.


  1. So what happened to the "two Vs" - vinegar and vortex?

  2. Oooooo!!! This is a wonderful idea. I can see no reason why microwaving in water would go wrong, I will definitely have to save myself some time & effort with this in the future.


  3. The Two Vs are tried and true but this is so much easier. Let me know how it works out aleta!