Poached Eggs over Spinach

Breakfast is super important and these poached eggs are amazingly easy to make. Yes, I know there are easier ways to do a bulk amount but I really enjoy how the eggs come out using this method. They always come out perfect!

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Poached Eggs Over Spinach
We love poached eggs.  This is a very energizing breakfast meal.  It took me a while to perfect my eggs and I have a pretty fool-proof method of cooking them.  There is no need to add anything to the boiling water.  I was told, "Add salt, Add vinegar, ect.."
Ingredients
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
  • Large Soup Pot
  • Hand Held Strainer
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Cereal/Soup Bowl
  • Ramekins
  • Napkins
  • Candy Thermometer for water
INGREDIENTS
  • Eggs depends on how many people
  • Spinach 2 cups uncooked per person
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 1 Medium Tomato chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot Sauce optional
  • Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 1 tbsp Butter per person
Instructions
  1. Crack first egg into a strainer that is over the bowl.   ***The strainer will help place the egg into the water and drain excess egg white.***
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  2. Crack one egg per ramekin. 
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  3. Stir simmering water vigorously.

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  4. Dip the strainer with egg into the water.  Hold it submerged in the strainer for a count of "1,2,3" then dump the egg from the strainer.
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  5. Place strainer back in bowl and pour an egg from a ramekin into strainer.  ***I only like 2 eggs cooking at once but what ever you are comfortable with is fine.***
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  6. The egg will take about 3-4 minutes in order to have a runny yolk.  Please check it often by gently moving it around with your slotted spoon.
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When the egg is done to your liking. (runny, not runny, ect....) use the slotted spoon and remove the egg from the water and place on the napkin. Place the second napkin on top of egg to soak up excess water.  *****DO NOT MASH this will break the yolk.*****
  1. Add 1tbsp of butter to hot sauté pan and the spinach. ** you can use olive oil in place of butter**
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  2. Cook until wilted.
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ASSEMBLE:
  1. Place Spinach in a bowl.
  2. Place eggs on top.
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  3. Add some tomato and onion (to your liking)
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  4. Salt and pepper (personal preference)
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Add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce and some red pepper flakes.  **It is optional but very tasty!
Recipe Notes

***Repeat all steps for each person.****

 

 

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