Poached Egg Recipe with Ratatouille Vegetables – Prepare Egg like a Star Chef – what is a blanched Egg?

Lost eggs with ratatouille vegetables.
How to Prepare Poached Egg Instructions Recipe with pan-fried ratatouille vegetables.

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Today I show you my recipe poached egg with ratatouille vegetables. You will find here a detailed step by step guide with many tips from the professional kitchen.

Poached eggs are known as lost eggs. The egg is cooked without shell in vinegar water just below the boiling point, in the technical terminology of the chefs this is called “poaching”. In the article I describe why blanched eggs are a nepp.

The combination of lost egg and ratatouille is wonderful, serve this dish for breakfast and brunch, this egg dish is a wonderful thing for Easter.

Poached egg on spinach and wild herbs, an ideal recipe for Easter.
The poached egg on the spinach leaves, surrounded by wild herb blossoms, looks splendid. I cut the egg open at the table or just before serving, so that the liquid or waxy yolk becomes visible.
The arranged poached egg on the spinach leaves is another idea for you. Surrounded by wild herb blossoms, it looks splendid. I cut the egg at the table or on top just before serving so that the liquid or waxy yolk is visible.

1. What’s a blanched Egg, please?

Blanched egg? This search term fascinated me. I know the term “blanching” and the term “poaching” in a different context.

“Poaching” means letting it simmer in liquid under the boiling point.
“Blanching” means cooking in boiling salt water and then cooling in ice water.

Yes, my dear friends, modern times bring all kinds of new concepts to people.

If you blanched an egg correctly, you would have an egg soup and could not put anything in the ice water. I have now rhymed a resolution together to the term blanched egg:

Blanched egg is a Google fake cooking term!

…blanched egg is searched in Germany 1.000 times per month, I hope that some people find my contribution and now know, that you can NOT blanch an egg.

2. Recipe poached Egg with Ratatouille Vegetables

You can easily cook this wonderful egg dish yourself. More recipes for lost eggs can be found at the bottom of this page.

Lost egg on fried ratatouille.
Lost eggs are a classic of good cuisine. Here I serve you a poached egg on ratatouille vegetables.
Lost eggs are a classic of good cuisine. Here I serve you a poached egg on Ratatouille vegetables.

Now we go to the kitchen, here the manual with many photos…

Poached egg with ratatouille vegetables

Lost eggs with peppers, courgettes and tomatoes. Prepare and enjoy fine ratatouille with step by step instructions. A recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 178
Total Time 35 Min.
Prepare poached egg with step by step instructions and photos. Recipe for lost egg with Ratatouille vegetables or vegetable pan. Poached egg preparation…. All chef tips in one article.

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Lost eggs with ratatouille vegetables.
How to Prepare Poached Egg Instructions Recipe with pan-fried ratatouille vegetables.


Preparation Time

25 Min.

Cook Time

10 Min.


For the Ratatouille Vegetables

1 Stück kleine Zucchini
3 Stück bell peppers, red, green, yellow
1 Stück glove of garlic (I like to use young garlic)
1 TL tomato puree
2 Zweige thyme
1 TL Olive oil
5 Prisen Salt
5 Prisen black pepper
2 Prisen brown sugar

Lost / poached eggs

4 Stück eggs
2 EL white wine vinegar


Vegetables for ratatouille
Zucchini, red peppers, yellow, green, garlic and thyme.

Wash and dry the vegetables for the ratatouille.

Diced vegetables on a board.
Vegetables for ratatouille cut on a board.

Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut the vegetables into cubes. Peel a little garlic and put it in a bowl.

Diced vegetables for ratatouille when frying in the pan.
Ratatouille vegetables when frying in the pan.

Sauté the vegetable cubes of yellow, red and green peppers and courgettes in a pan with olive oil. Add garlic and thyme to taste.

Ratatouille vegetables in the pan with tomato paste.
Refine the fried ratatouille vegetables with tomato paste.

Season the vegetables with salt, pepper and sugar, add the tomato paste and mix. Keep the vegetables warm next to the stove.

Tools and ingredients for lost eggs.
Tools and ingredients for poached egg

For the poached eggs, boil a pot with water, beat the eggs individually in cups, prepare a skimmer.

Prepare poached eggs
Prepare lost eggs.

Pull the boiling water from the stove and let the eggs glide individually into the water.

Lost egg in the vinegar water
Egg in vinegar water

Carefully shape the eggs in the water with the skimmer, you can also use a wooden spoon.

Remove lost eggs from the water.
Take the poached egg out of the water.

Cook the lost eggs in vinegar water for a few minutes, then remove with a skimmer and place on a plate with kitchen paper.

Serve the poached eggs with vegetables.
Serve lost eggs.

Arrange the prepared Ratatouille vegetables on warm plates. Add the poached egg and serve quickly.

3. Calories and nutritional values

In the following you will find calories and nutritional values for the presented dish.

4. Other Recipes for lost Eggs or poached Eggs

Poached egg with spinach
Poached eggs with fried potatoes
Poached egg in a bowl

5. More Ideas for breakfast

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