Poached Eggs with Chive Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

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serves:

8

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 852 kCal 43%
Fat 76g 109%
  -  Saturates 42g 210%

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Granary bread
  • 16 rashers smoked streaky bacon (or buy cooked crispy bacon)
  • 8 large portabellini or medium field mushrooms
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 8 eggs
  • 600g (1lb 5oz) fresh hollandaise sauce
  • 2tbsp finely chopped chives
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice

Method

  • Cut the bread slices into circles using a pastry cutter and cover with clingfilm.

  • Preheat the grill. Cook the bacon until browned and crispy. Put the mushrooms on a baking sheet, drizzle with some olive oil and place under the grill until cooked through. Keep both covered with foil in a warm place.

  • Put around 5 to 6cm (2 to 21/2) of water into a large sauté pan. Bring to the boil, then turn it down to a simmer, just so you have the odd bubble breaking the surface. Break an egg into a cup, then gently pour it into the pan, then repeat with three more eggs. Cover with a lid and turn the heat off. Leave for 4 minutes for a cooked egg with a slightly runny yoke. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of very cold water if not serving immediately and cook the other eggs. (To reheat the eggs to serve, just place one on a slotted spoon, dunk into a bowl of freshly boiled water for a few seconds and continue.)

  • Toast each side of the bread. Heat the hollandaise sauce and add the chopped chives and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

  • To serve, place a mushroom on top of a slice of toast, add a poached egg, pour over the hollandaise sauce and finally add the crispy bacon. Scatter on extra chives if you like. Serve immediately.

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