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


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. 

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 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…

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5 from 30 votes
5 from 30 votes
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.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: eggs
Cuisine: French Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
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
  • Wash and dry the vegetables for the ratatouille.
  • Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut the vegetables into cubes. Peel a little garlic and put it in a bowl.
  • Sauté the vegetable cubes of yellow, red and green peppers and courgettes in a pan with olive oil. Add garlic and thyme to taste.
  • Season the vegetables with salt, pepper and sugar, add the tomato paste and mix. Keep the vegetables warm next to the stove.
  • For the poached eggs, boil a pot with water, beat the eggs individually in cups, prepare a skimmer.
  • Pull the boiling water from the stove and let the eggs glide individually into the water.
  • Carefully shape the eggs in the water with the skimmer, you can also use a wooden spoon.
  • Cook the lost eggs in vinegar water for a few minutes, then remove with a skimmer and place on a plate with kitchen paper.
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Poached egg with ratatouille vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 338mg113%
Sodium 509mg22%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Other Recipes for lost Eggs or poached Eggs

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

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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