Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Potato and Wild Garlic Rosti with a perfect poached egg!

I am trying really hard to create meals out of what I have at home...sometimes easy, sometimes hard, sometimes downright annoyingly difficult!! We've decided to do a bulk buy for all of our perishables for the month and to be very very very good about buying only what we need...I think it will work, I think it will be ok, I think I will still be able to experiment...I think...

Tonight I felt like something light...something not too filling...something perfect for this warm spring evening. I decided on potato rosti, topped with poached egg...not too challenging? ha! flipping rosti AND poaching eggs...for the same meal?? Only one mini "flipping" accident....but all was saved in the end!

Poaching eggs has never been a particular talent of mine, but I have to say that I am getting better.  I've had some disasters...but more often than not they are soft and runny.  My mum uses silicone poach pods to make quick and easy NO-FAIL poached eggs. 

Basically you brush a little bit of oil around the edges of the pod,crack your egg in and plop the pod into about 1 1/2 inches of boiling water.  The heat from the water cooks the egg through and...it is surprisingly easy...or at least she says it is.  I tried them...once...I couldn't flip the egg out once it was cooked...but my mom swears that once you get the hang of it you won't go back to the OLD way....

Other than my inability to FLIP the flippin eggs out of the silicone pods there is only one other reason I choose not to use this "life changing" poacher...I actually really really LIKE the slight taste of vinegar poached eggs tend to have from the vingegar added to the cooking water...most people, however, do not like that! ha ha ha.  For now I will stick to poaching my way....but I continue to promote poach pods (I sell like a billion of them at work)!


  1. Ha-ha!!!I like the pods!!!! What a nice idea!!!The result looks wonderful, but I wonder if I would be able to use that..I am still about traditional methods, should try these new things one day! They could make it easier and faster!

  2. poaching eggs in rolling water with a touch of vinegar is the only way to go!

  3. Annalisa...the pods are good if you have trouble poaching eggs...xx

    Auntie Lori...yup yup yup!!! x