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Poached Eggs Caprese

Poached Eggs Caprese

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Yoojin K

Yoojin K

A delicious dish inspired by eggs Benedict with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto.

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  • Calories:
  • 482 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 33.3 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 463 mg
  • 154%
  • Sodium:
  • 3286 mg
  • 131%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt, and keep the water at a gentle simmer.
  2. While waiting for the water to simmer, place a slice of mozzarella cheese and a thick slice of tomato onto each English muffin half, and toast in a toaster oven until the cheese softens and the English muffin has toasted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Crack an egg into a small bowl. Holding the bowl just above the surface of the water, gently slip the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Poach the eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon, and dab on a kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  4. To assemble, place a poached egg on top of each English muffin. Spoon a teaspoon of pesto sauce onto each egg and sprinkle with salt to taste.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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January

3/19/2009

I've made this three times. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, using skim milk/pre-sliced mozzarella, fresh homemade pesto, and the best off-season tomato I could find. I had a little trouble poaching the eggs in the simmering water but I finally got it right. ============ Overall, I thought the results were somewhat lackluster. Maybe it was my expectations: this recipe may have been "inspired by eggs Benedict" but despite the English muffin, this isn't even close. This is really a just a caprese salad on a poached egg. =========== The second time, I made a trip to the specialty store and bought a ball of real, whole milk mozzarella. Wow! What a difference that makes! I poached my eggs in my handy little poaching cups, and I topped the whole thing off with some easy, cheesy Bechamel sauce. This was awesome. All the different flavors really complemented each other and teased my taste buds with delight! ============ Last night, I made it a third time, using real Hollandaise. Now I think I've found the almost perfect dish. In a couple of months, when I can get a home grown tomato, then it will be perfect! A wonderful vegetarian alternative to eggs Benedict, and with some fresh fruit on the side and a mimosa to sip, the best brunch ever to treat guests or just yourself.

Jillian
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Jillian

2/19/2012

Nice Italian twist on Eggs Benedict! This was perfect for Sunday breakfast. I toasted my English muffins and then added the rest of the ingredients, not bothering to heat antyhing in the toaster oven. I used plum tomatoes that I sliced less than thick and opted for fresh basil vs. pesto. I sprinkled everything with a bit of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper - delicious!

Kitten
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Kitten

3/23/2009

I think we have a winner here. I made this for a Brunch. We had 10 people over for Brunch so I made 14 servings. I knew the taste of some of our guests and so I knew I was going to have to offer more toppings other than just the pesto. Also, 4 of them I left the tomato off, just in case and it's a good thing I did. I made the muffins and placed them on a heated platter. I did everything except put on the psto sauce. I made 6 sauces to go with them. The pesto sauce, a hollendaise sauce, a cheese sauce, a Italian flavored sauce, a cream sauce, and a salsa. Those I put into my old fashioned Lazy Susan with dipping spoons so each could top theirs with what ever they liked. Most of the guests took small servings of several sauces. The ones without the tomato, I put sausage/bacon patty. The guests ended up using the sauces almost as dipping sauces. Taking a piece of muffin and dipping it in a different sauce each bite. The muffins/cheese/eggs were a hit. The ones with the sausage and no tomato were a hit. The sauces were a hit. Gotta' tell you, it was one of my better offerings. If you want a winner, this is it.

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