Getting the Most Out of Your Boyfriend, Roommate, Sister, Dad, etc
You know when you find something that your boyfriend, roommate, sister, dad, etc…can do really well—and it totally shocks you—and then you make that boyfriend, roommate, sister, dad, etc…keep doing it? Well, I discovered Bennett can poach the hell out of eggs.
The discovery occurred over Father’s Day. We finished our annual Gary Poppa 5K and the family looked to me to create a festive lunch. I dreamed up a take on eggs Benedict with a mini savory waffle standing in for an English muffin. It was then topped with caramelized onion, a poached egg and a creamy roasted red pepper and basil sauce all with a side of crispy potatoes. I delegated the tasks: my dad took on the waffles (I know, it’s Father’s Day but my dad adores cooking so it’d be unfair to make him just watch), my sister helped me with the sauce, my brother mixed up cocktails and I turned to Bennett for the poaching.
It was his first time poaching so he read a few articles, stressed out, and then poached 8 eggs. And only 2 (the first tw0) were overcooked. The eggs we used that day were a bit older and through his research we learned that poaching with fresh eggs makes the whites stay together more. We vowed to poach the next batch of eggs bought from the farmers market.
This brings me to my next spin on eggs Benny.
Indian-Inspired Poached Eggs Benny
So this is super far off from a real eggs Benedict, but just go with it.
Eggs: Poached for 3:30 minutes in simmering water with a few drops of white wine vinegar
Bread: Whole Wheat toast (although we later realized we had nan in the freezer – damn!)
Side 1: Caramelized onion seasoned with curry powder and coriander
Side 2: Quickly pan-fried disks of zucchini
Side 3: Skillet potatoes with Bojangles seasoning
Sauce: A dab of coriander chutney and a drizzling of tamarind-date chutney