Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dressed Up Poached Egg and Broiled Grapefruit

Poached egg, toast and broiled grapefuit
Dressed Up Poached Egg
1 slice wheat toast
1 Tbsp shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
1 egg
1green onion, diced, include the greens

Put 1 - 1 1/2 inch water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Turn down to where there are still small bubbles forming but not rolling. Add 1 tsp vinegar and 2 tsp salt.
Break egg into a small bowl (I use a custard cup).  Holding the bowl just above the water, gently pour egg into the pan.
Let cook about 3 minutes.  If the top of the egg is not totally submerged you can gently spoon the hot water over it.

Meanwhile, place toast on an oven proof plate or a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the cheese.  Place under broiler until cheese is melted - only takes a minute or so - watch it carefully or it will burn.

Use a slotted spoon to lift the egg out of the water and touch the bottom of the spoon to a paper towel to absorb any excess water (you don't want water logged toast).   I even took the edge of the paper towel and gently touched it to the top of the egg since there was water caught in the folds of the egg. 

Place the egg on the toast and top with the onion.  Salt and pepper to taste. 

I like to cut mine up and stir it all together so the yellow of the egg soaks into the toast - yum!

Broiled Grapefruit
1/2 grapefruit
1 tsp (unpacked) brown sugar, optional

Using a sharp knife cut around the membranes between the sections of the grapefruit. 
Sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
Place under broiler for a minute or two until warm and bubbly.

I have made this with or without the brown sugar and both were delicious.  Just depends on whether you want the added calories.

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