Poached eggs and asparagus

eggs asparagus
Preparation time
20
Cooking time
20
Serves
4

Ingredients

Preparation

1

Preheat the oven to 180°/350 F and bake the bread until golden, then shape the bread into eight circles.

2

Cut the wood ends of the asparagus, than peel the remaining end of each one, using a vegetable swivel peeler, or any potato peeler.

Boil the asparagus in salty water upright with the tender tips out of water for 7-8 minutes or until done. Drain and let them cool off.

3

Fill a large skillet with a couple inches of unsalted water. Add the white vinegar. When water temperature it’s almost 85° (not boiling but at base simmer), energically swirl the water to create a whirpool and gently drop the egg into the center. The perfect poached egg will have a smooth, unbroken yolk surrounded by a shiny skin of egg white. For perfect results timing and freshness matter: cook the the egg  for 3 minutes, and be very precise, otherwise your egg will become a hard-boiled egg in the blink of an eye. Moreover, remember that the fresher the egg is, the better results you’ll obtain.

4

Compose the layers alternating bread, butter, fresh goat cheese, bread and top with a spoon of caviar if desired.

Notes

Poaching eggs is not an hard job, but some mistakes will turn an impressive and simple plate in a mess…

Do not add salt into simmering water, otherwise egg white and jolt will separate…

Follow timing and temperature instructions, and if you want a perfect egg white skin, help yourself fith a spoon.

Poached eggs are to be served warm or cold. If you want to make them in advance,  slightly undercook them before immediately transferring them to a bowl of cold water and ice. When you want to serve them heat them up for 20 seconds in simmering water, then serve immediately.

 



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  2. I am always looking online for articles that can inspire me. These delicious asparagus were outstanding on their own.A few troubles while poaching eggs… Btw thanks!

  3. I really loved it, it was really good. I used silicone poaching bags. Even my family gave it five stars! Yummy!

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