Monday, January 13, 2014

Microwave-Poached Eggs in Veg Puree

poached eggs covered

I got this microwave-poaching tip from Ruth, the key is the covered Pyrex container with the little vent. And the other key is, the eggs poach better if they're sitting on top of and not sunk under the sauce. Idk why that is, but it does seem to be true.

a jar of veg puree
two eggs
parmesan cheese,
optional

Empty the jar of puree into the Pyrex bowl, and gently crack the eggs on top of the puree, so like, don't plop the eggs into the puree, it's more like you carefully pour them out of the shell and lay them on the puree surface. Cover and microwave on high for two minutes, check it and give it a stir around the edges, recover, and microwave on high for another two minutes? Check again and if the eggs aren't quite done, give them another minute? Microwave mileages definitely vary, so you may have to experiment with yours to get it right.

I keep a container of parmesan in the fridge at work, so I sprinkle some of that on top, and if it still tastes bland, just a little bit of salt will do wonders. I know this seems like a weird thing to eat, but to me it is a bowl of gorgeous.

Microwave-poached eggs shakshuka
Same as above except with a jar of shakshuka, and topped with avocado and feta.

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