Won’t You Have an Egg or Something?

4 Dec

Poached egg

I love eggs..  Eggs over easy, an omelet, scrambled eggs, soft- or hard-boiled eggs, fried eggs…I have yet to find a way of serving an egg dish that I didn’t love.

The recipe below quickly became my favourite when I adopted Flat Belly Diet 3 years ago.

P.S. Don’t feel anxious about poaching eggs – the dash of vinegar in the water helps the eggs hold their shape.

Poached Eggs With Baby Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


  • A handful of spinach
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, preferably organic
  • ½  whole wheat  English muffin or whole wheat roll, toasted
  • Black pepper, freshly ground 

Rinse spinach; shake off excess water.  In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook spinach, with just the water clinging to leaves, over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until wilted. Transfer to sieve; let cool enough to handle.

Meanwhile, heat a medium saucepan containing 1” of water to boil over high heat.  Add the vinegar and salt and reduce the heat to low.

Break an egg into a custard cup and gently tip the egg into the water.  Cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until the whites are set and the yolk begins to thicken.

Place an English muffin or a roll on a plate; spoon pesto and add spinach on top.

Remove an egg with a slotted spoon, drain excess water and place on the spinach.

Grind some pepper over the top.

4 Responses to “Won’t You Have an Egg or Something?”

  1. urbancurator December 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    This sounds great! I am running out of diet meal ideas- this came in the nick of time!

  2. cooktocure December 9, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Make it a slice of Gluten free bread and I’m right there! Nothing like warm slightly runny eggs on toasted bread with a smidge of allspice or smear of tomato paste. Will try this!

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