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Poached eggs caprese recipe

Poached eggs caprese recipe

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A delicious dish inspired by eggs Benedict with mozzarella, tomatoes and pesto.

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IngredientsServes: 2

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 muffins, split
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato, thickly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons pesto
  • salt to taste

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20min

  1. Fill a large saucepan with 5 to 8cm of water and bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt, and keep the water at a gentle simmer.
  2. While waiting for the water to simmer, place a slice of mozzarella cheese and a thick slice of tomato onto each muffin half, and toast under the grill until the cheese softens and the muffin has toasted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Crack an egg into a small bowl. Holding the bowl just above the surface of the water, gently slip the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Poach the eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon, and dab on a piece kitchen paper to remove excess water.
  4. To assemble, place a poached egg on top of each muffin. Spoon a teaspoon of pesto sauce onto each egg and sprinkle with salt to taste.

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Great - tasty and easy, a great lunch dish. Remember you need REALLY fresh eggs for the poached eggs to work.-03 Nov 2009

by January

I've made this three times. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, using skim milk/pre-sliced mozzarella, fresh homemade pesto, and the best off-season tomato I could find. I had a little trouble poaching the eggs in the simmering water but I finally got it right. ============ Overall, I thought the results were somewhat lackluster. Maybe it was my expectations: this recipe may have been "inspired by eggs Benedict" but despite the English muffin, this isn't even close. This is really a just a caprese salad on a poached egg. =========== The second time, I made a trip to the specialty store and bought a ball of real, whole milk mozzarella. Wow! What a difference that makes! I poached my eggs in my handy little poaching cups, and I topped the whole thing off with some easy, cheesy Bechamel sauce. This was awesome. All the different flavors really complemented each other and teased my taste buds with delight! ============ Last night, I made it a third time, using real Hollandaise. Now I think I've found the almost perfect dish. In a couple of months, when I can get a home grown tomato, then it will be perfect! A wonderful vegetarian alternative to eggs Benedict, and with some fresh fruit on the side and a mimosa to sip, the best brunch ever to treat guests or just yourself.-19 Mar 2009

by Jillian

Nice Italian twist on Eggs Benedict! This was perfect for Sunday breakfast. I toasted my English muffins and then added the rest of the ingredients, not bothering to heat antyhing in the toaster oven. I used plum tomatoes that I sliced less than thick and opted for fresh basil vs. pesto. I sprinkled everything with a bit of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper - delicious!-19 Feb 2012

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There is a special kind of fear reserved only for that pivotal moment when you must drop a raw egg into simmering water, commencing poaching it. A dozen questions race through your head: Is the water hot enough yet? Did I put enough vinegar in the water? Or too much vinegar? What's that water swirling trick I'm supposed to do? Do I actually have the agility to gracefully drop this egg into a spinning vortex of bubbling, steaming water and not break the yolk? Will it succesfully come together?? Will I overcook it? Again??

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Fill a large saucier pan (skillet with high sides) with 2 or 3 inches of water. Bring to the boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the vinegar and salt. Adjust heat to keep the water at barely simmering.

Meanwhile, toast the English muffins.

Arrange two muffin halves on each of two serving plates while still hot. Place a slice of mozzarella (or Pepper Jack works well too!) and thick slice(s) of tomatoes.

Crack an egg into a small bowl.

Holding the bowl just above the surface of the water, gently slip the egg into the simmering water.

Repeat with the remaining eggs. Use a slotted spoon to keep any threads or tails that form together as well as keep the eggs separated.

Poach the eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 to 3 minutes depending on your preferences.

Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon, and place on a plate lined with paper toweling to remove any excess water.

For assembling, place a poached egg on top of the tomatoes on each English muffin.

Spoon a teaspoon of pesto sauce onto each egg and sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste as desired.

Delicious Poached Eggs Caprese

Poached is my favorite way of eating an egg so I was all about this recipe. A delicious dish inspired by eggs Benedict with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto. As much as I love eggs benedict this was a delicious change not to mention healthier too.


  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 English muffin, split
  • 4 (1 ounce) slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato, thickly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons pesto
  • salt to taste


Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt, and keep the water at a gentle simmer.

While waiting for the water to simmer, place a slice of mozzarella cheese and a thick slice of tomato onto each English muffin half, and toast in a toaster oven until the cheese softens and the English muffin has toasted, about 5 minutes.

Crack an egg into a small bowl. Holding the bowl just above the surface of the water, gently slip the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Poach the eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon, and dab on a kitchen towel to remove excess water.

To assemble, place a poached egg on top of each English muffin. Spoon a teaspoon of pesto sauce onto each egg and sprinkle with salt to taste.

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Caprese Breakfast Sandwich

This caprese breakfast sandwich is a great way capitalize on delicious fresh summer tomatoes. Plus, it takes just a few minutes to make!


Show Directions

1) Slice tomato thin and salt the tomato slices lightly with flaky sea salt.

2) Slice fresh mozzarella thin.

3) Toast English muffins while you poach eggs.

4) To poach the eggs, add a few inches of water to a pot and bring it to a light simmer. Add a tablespoon or two of vinegar to the simmering water. Swirl the water slightly and slide in the eggs.

5) Cook eggs for about 2-3 minutes until the whites are firm but they still give a little signifying the yolks are still slightly runny.

6) Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs gently from the simmering water and let them drain on a few paper towels.

7) To make the open-faced sandwiches, top toasted English muffins with thin slices of mozzarella. Then top with sliced tomatoes and a poached egg on each muffin. Top each muffin with some fresh basil, a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse salt.

Caprese Eggs Benedict

Caprese Eggs Benedict is an easy to make twist on traditional Eggs Benedict made with roasted tomatos, mozzarella, pesto, and poached eggs. It's one of my favorite breakfasts to make at home over the weekend.

Microwave Poached Eggs

Close your eyes, and think about eggs Benedict at your favorite restaurant. Now, imagine enjoying that same dish at home, tomorrow morning—using your microwave. Believe it or not, you can use a standard microwave to poach eggs that are very close to restaurant quality. Due to the uneven nature of microwave cooking temperatures, they might not be exactly the same. However, considering that they literally take less than 60 seconds to make, the difference is negligible.

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A perfectly poached egg should have a runny yolk with an opaque white. The key to this recipe is to make sure you don't overcook the eggs. Microwaves today are so powerful that cooking times may be significantly shorter and can vary greatly. Play around with this recipe a few times to nail down the perfect cooking time.

Serve these eggs on toast with chopped fresh herbs, on English muffins with hollandaise sauce, or on salads or hash. Try adding a poached egg to a bowl of soup or even on top of pizza.

Microwave Egg Caprese Breakfast Cups

This hot homemade ham, egg and caprese-flavored breakfast can be in yo’ belly in just two minutes thanks to a quick cook in the microwave. Yes, this is how you can easily cook eggs in the microwave.

Hi! I’m Heidi and I’ll be serving you today. What can I get you?

One of the recent requests here on le bloggity blog is for more easy recipes for quick breakfasts please!

I totally get it. We all know that a good breakfast is the key to setting up your day for success so if you could create a weekend-tasting breakfast in the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal, I’m betting you’d totally be into this breakfast that fully supports your snooze button needs. (Have you seen my list of 19 healthy breakfasts when you don’t have time to eat. )

And that’s why the microwave is your egg cooking friend.

Creating microwave breakfasts isn’t anything new around here. Microwave oatmeal is one of our weekly go-tos, and this microwave egg bagel sandwich is an absolute favorite on Pinterest. But lately it’s been all about eggs in the microwave for our fastest protein-fueled breakfast on the go.

This recipe is more of a suggested list of ingredients than a precise list of measurements to assemble.

I use maple-cured ham that’s thinly sliced and then layered in a ramekin or small bowl to create a fluted basket for the eggs and cheese to bake in. You can certainly use other cured flavors of ham if you prefer, but I think the maple lends to the breakfast-y flavor.

I use pre-shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese as another time-saver here. The shredded cheese melts easier and faster than chunks or slices to add a gooey bit to your basket of breakfast cup. You could sub in Parmesan or goat cheese if that’s what you have on hand too.

Crack 1 or 2 eggs (your choice) directly over the shredded cheese and then dollop with a bit of pesto. Homemade pesto is my favorite and because its so easy to make, I’ve made a bunch of it to keep on hand exactly for recipes just like this.

Along with my harvest of fresh basil, my sweet little cherry tomatoes add a burst of sweetness that lends to that caprese bite.

Cooking eggs in the microwave can be a little scary as have been known for popping and splattering. I always use a microwave plate cover (this one is my big ticket $1.79 investment piece) over anything I cook in the microwave to avoid the potential mess.

Sometimes I like these caprese cups on the hard boiled side and sometimes I’m more in the mood for the runnier poached style. The beauty is you can totally cook either style in under 2 minutes.

When cooking in the microwave, know that if you cook one egg in a ramekin it will take less time than two, and cooking two or three ramekins of eggs will take longer than just cooking one. You’ll want to do some experimenting to determine what your optimal time for cooking these is since all microwaves are different.

Another variable that will vary your cooking time is how shallow or deep your cooking vessel is. I’ve cooked these in both ramekins and in shallower creme brulée dishes and found the shallower dishes will often cook the egg whites more quickly.

Typically for a single ramekin filled with two eggs I set my microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds for set whites and a still runny yolk and increase my cooking time by 15 second bursts if needed to hit my desired doneness. In the end, the cooking time will totally depend on your preference for how runny or not you like your eggs.

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Bookmark this recipe and leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag me on Instagram with #foodiecrusheats.

Perfect Poached Eggs Recipe

A simple method for producing restaurant quality Perfect Poached Eggs at home.

Poaching uses no oil or fat and adds zero calories. Traditional poaching in boiling water can disperse the egg white resulting in more yolk than white.

The video shows several methods for making perfectly poached eggs.

Using inexpensive, distilled white vinegar helps the white congeal. Some people object to a vinegar taste using this method. They may be adding too much vinegar or using stronger tasting white wine vinegar instead of distilled white vinegar.

You can use a food ring instead of vinegar to restrain egg whites during poaching.

I prefer this stove top method of poaching to the microwave oven method that produces inconsistent results due significant differences in egg and yolk sizes within any size egg. There is also no risk of exploding eggs.

Cook’s Tips

  • To double this recipe to 4 eggs, increase skillet size to 10-inches to maintain water temperature. You can also poach eggs using a shallow pan.
  • Unlike poaching in boiling water, this method allows more leeway in poaching time. Depending on how much water is used and water temperature, yolks will remain soft for 8 minutes or longer. If eggs are too soft after 6 minutes return skillet to stove and heat until water begins to simmer and eggs are desired firmness.
  • To further limit the whites from spreading use stainless steel food rings. Add rings to pan, bring water to a boil, and place one egg within each ring or use one large ring for 2 eggs.

Food Ring

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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) distilled white vinegar
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Fill an 8 or 10-inch nonstick skillet nearly to the rim with water. Add salt if desired and vinegar. Bring water to a boil over high heat.

Step 2

Break eggs into separate small bowls or coffee cups for good separation when eggs are addd to the water. Breaking eggs directly into the water can cause uneven cooking.

Step 3

Lower both bowl or cup lips just into the water and slide eggs into the boiling water. Cover and remove skillet from heat for electric burners or turn off heat to gas or convention burners.

Step 4

Poach 4 to 6 minutes or until yolks are desired consistency.

Step 5

Carefully remove eggs from skillet using a slotted spoon to allow water to drain. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve or use the eggs in your favorite recipe.