12.16.2008

Not that anyone cares, but...


I have really been into making poached eggs for breakfast lately.

It all began as an attempt to master the art of egg poaching so that we could confidently execute the style during service at the cafe. Somewhere along the way something else took over, and I have been craving poached eggs ever since. Don't tell Paula Deen, but after more than a year spent eating eggs that were fried in butter, it is kinda liberating to enjoy them without the added fat. For the time being, my arteries are thanking me.

All that said, I am not even about to say that poached eggs taste better...I still hold dear to my heart Paula's mantra that "everything tastes better with butter."

5 comments:

xorb said...

your arteries probably dont notice much, as there is way more cholesterol in the egg than the missing butter. :)

probably cutting the fat in half though, its true.

(p.s. i love poached eggs!)

Deanne said...

Omg! Ever since we came back from our trip to Europe, I have been really digging soft-boiled eggs. I think it's all about the 15 different ways to get to a runny egg yolk coma.

I will confess, however, that I haven't been eating these as much as I like since I prefer sleep over breakfast on weekdays and prefer your delightful egg sandwiches over breakfast at home on the weekends . . . :P

About this Tim Roth guy... said...

That's what the hollandaise is for...see!

Jonlyn said...

This is from the Hawthorne grandma that loves Evan's over easy eggs - but I would also love to see some poached eggs on your menu. I so miss being able to come over on the weekend; I don't drive in the snow. The first pic with the eggs and avocado on the muffin - I want that.

msaims said...

poached eggs are our specialty and 80% of our eggs are poached. it did take awhile to get 'em right but the most important factor is very fresh eggs with very viscous albumen. if the whites leak out like water when you crack the egg it's very difficult to get a nice shape. we put them straight into the scramble bucket... also trim the eggs of frilly bits, they taste watery and vinegary and wet the toast. phew i could write a thesis.