Poached Eggs on Sauteed Greens and Cannelini Bean Puree
Not only is this a great tasting and beautiful dish to serve to a lovely lady in the morning, but it’s also on the Slow Carb diet that is so popular these days.
That means that it has no flour, sugar, or dairy. It is also nut free, so you have lots of coverage in the safe arena for this one. It might even be Paleo happy, but I’m not into that one. You decide.
This is a very simple recipe and you can make the bean puree well ahead of time and use it in tons of tasty dishes, including to thicken soups, or as a dip for crudités. It adds your Slow Carb bean component to almost anything you can imagine. Enjoy!
1 can of Cannelini beans
2 cloves garlic
juice of half a lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Put the beans, garlic, and lemon in a blender. Blend. As you blend, slowly drizzle olive oil in until you reach your desired consistency. Add S&P.
chopped greens (radish, beet, spinach, kale, etc)
garlic chopped, or powder
Sauté onions in oil for a minute, then add the garlic, then the greens. Sauté til wilted. Add S&P.
Here’s the trick to making great poached eggs…… Vinegar! And having the eggs pre-cracked in separate bowls.
Bring a pot of water to a simmering boil (small bubbles everywhere, but not rolling).
Add a teaspoon or so of vinegar to the water. This helps the eggs coagulate quickly.
Drop eggs in one at a time, gently, in a clockwise manner. After about 2-3 minutes, they should be set and ready to go.
Turn of the heat and remove eggs. Start with the first egg you put in and work clockwise. Drain with a paper towel to remove excess water.
To plate, start with the Puree.
After you warm the puree in a pan for a minute or two, plop it on the plate.
To make it look nice, you can do a cool design like I did. Or not, but it sure looks good doesn’t it?!?
Next step, sprinkle the greens all over the puree.
Artistically, of course. And top it all with your perfectly cooked eggs.
Sprinkle some paprika, tarragon, thyme, or anything you like over it all for a great presentation and fabulous breakfast!