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Poached Egg on Spinach with wild Herbs, a Breakfast to indulge in…

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Pochiertes Ei auf Spinat und Wildkräuter, ein ideales Rezept für das Osterfest.

OTHER LANGUAGES: deGerman

The poached egg is one of the classics of good cuisine and everyone should try it out. I’m showing a variation today with spinach and wild herbs. The whole dish is prepared in less than 25 minutes and just looks delicious. I like the court because it’s so simple. You don’t necessarily need a sauce if you leave the egg yolk liquid. Spinach and egg are on their honeymoon and delight our palates. The recipe poached egg on spinach can be found at the end of the page. Another recipe: egg poached with fried roast potatoes is a more hearty variation. Please try, share, share, thank you!

1. How to prepare Poached Eggs

Preparing poached eggs yourself is very easy: For several poached eggs you need a wide pot of boiling water. Add some vinegar to the water. You let the whipped eggs, which you prepare in a bowl, glide bit by bit into the water, pull the pot directly in front of it from the stove. Stir the water clockwise, for example, so that the eggs can be put quite well into the water and poach individually. The poaching of the eggs takes about 6-8 minutes for a soft or waxy yolk. You can then remove the eggs with a skimmer, wash under warm water, remove the unsightly protein parts, dry and arrange.

The poached egg is spiced on my plate, to taste with salt and pepper!

2. What means Poaching

Poaching means letting it simmer under the boiling point. This means that the water in which the eggs are poached should no longer be boiling, but should have a temperature between 85-95°C. The water should be kept at a constant temperature. This allows the eggs to solidify slowly and cook. Bring the water to the boil at best, pull to the side (away from the stove), then let the eggs run in and cook for about 7 minutes. By the way, I show the fish poaching in another article. The fish is also refined poached in smoked tea.

Poaching means letting it simmer under the boiling point!

3. Prepare Poached Eggs Step by Step

The following instructions show you how to prepare the poached egg step by step as a kitchen story or cooking school with photos.

Water with vinegar, skimmer, whipped egg, these are the ingredients for the poached egg.

Zutaten und Arbeitsgeräte für pochiertes Ei.

The ingredients and tools for poached egg at a glance.

Bring the water to the boil, add vinegar and then remove from the heat and let the beaten egg slide into the water.

Ei pochieren, Wasser aufkochen, dann das Ei in das nicht mehr kochende Wasser einlaufen lassen.

The vinegar water should no longer boil, now the egg can be added to poach.

When the egg is in the water, you can put the egg white around the egg yolk with a skimmer or a wooden spoon.

pochiertes Ei im Essig-Wasser schwimmend.

The egg is poached in vinegar water, with a little time and patience a poached egg with a soft, waxy or firm core is formed.

4. Spinach as a Side Dish to the Poached Egg

The leaf spinach is an ideal accompaniment to the poached egg and a fine thing. I prepare the spinach sometimes with cream and sometimes without. I wash the spinach several times in cold water. This is important because spinach can be very sandy.

Wash fresh spinach thoroughly and several times so that dirt and sand do not land on the plate!

I dice an onion and sweat it colourless with a little garlic in a little foamed butter. Then I add the spinach, briefly put the lid on the pot and let the spinach (through the heat) fall together. Seasoned with salt, pepper and nutmeg, the spinach is already ready. If you want to prepare the spinach with cream, put the cream in the pot before the spinach and boil the cream once. You can also add truffle oil to the creamed spinach to make a tasty sauce with the poached egg.

pochiertes Ei mit eigelb nahaufnahme

The freshly sliced, poached egg is a dream come true…

5. Wild Herbs to the Poached Eggs, not only tasty at Easter!

You could turn this dish into a whole wild herb dish: Use young birch leaves or girsch instead of spinach. The leaves should be blanched, then you can prepare them like spinach. Around Maundy Thursday and Easter is the egg with spinach, next to the Maundy Thursday soup one of my favourite dishes. My soft wild herb variant consists of spinach, and I also decorate dandelion blossoms, Gundelrebeblüten (Gundermann) and thyme blossoms.

Poached egg on spinach – Ideal for Maundy Thursday, Easter and brunch all year round!

6. Prepare fried Bread, as a Side Dish to the Poached Egg

I made a fried bread stalk with the poached egg. For this I use pizza yeast dough, cut and roll small pieces of dough together and fry them in vegetable oil.  The ideal frying temperature is 170°C. The bread gets a wonderful light brown crust and becomes particularly fluffy.

Ei pochiert mit Bratkartoffeln, Tomatenwürfel und Kräuter.

You can also serve the poached egg with fried potatoes. The picture is linked to the recipe.

7. Recipe

My recipe below, with all ingredients and preparation steps clearly prepared, I am happy if you succeed in the dish. By the way, I discovered that some people enter posed eggs into google. The pronunciation “poschieren” and the spelling “pochieren” differ here minimally :-). The dish is also a good idea as an appetizer, not only when vegetarians who like eggs come to visit! Write me or send me a photo of your poached egg on spinach!

Pochiertes Ei auf Spinat und Wildkräuter, ein ideales Rezept für das Osterfest.
Poached Egg with Spinach and Wild Herbs
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Recipe for poached egg, exemplarily shown with leaf spinach and wild herbs. A nice dish for breakfast and brunch. Step by step Kitchenstory, online cooking school with chef tips.
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Pochiertes Ei auf Spinat und Wildkräuter, ein ideales Rezept für das Osterfest.
Poached Egg with Spinach and Wild Herbs
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Rezept drucken
Recipe for poached egg, exemplarily shown with leaf spinach and wild herbs. A nice dish for breakfast and brunch. Step by step Kitchenstory, online cooking school with chef tips.
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
For the Poached Eggs
  • 2 pc chicken eggs
  • some white vine vinegar
For Spinach or Leaf Spinach
  • 1 pc onion or shallots
  • 1/2 pc garlic
  • 30 g Butter
  • 200 g leaf spinach fresh
  • some salt
  • some black pepper
  • some nutmeg
Für das frittierte Brot
  • 200 g yeast dough pizza dough
  • 400 g vegetable oil for deep-frying bread
Dekoration und Geschmack
  • some wild herbs dandelion blossoms, ground ivy, thyme
Servings: Persons
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Instructions
  1. Beat the fresh eggs in a bowl, boil the water in a wide saucepan and add the vinegar. You really need fresh eggs, with a full yolk, only these eggs can be poached professionally and beautifully.
  2. Cut the onion and garlic in half, peel, cut into fine cubes and sauté in the butter until colourless. I let the butter foam up once in a hot pot, then add onion cubes and garlic cubes. Add the thoroughly washed and drained spinach and cook for 3 minutes on high heat with lid. I always take the lid off so the spinach stays nice and green. If you cook the spinach too long with the lid on, it will turn grey and no longer look nice. Season the spinach with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  3. Remove the boiling vinegar water from the stove (heat source). Stir the water clockwise and slowly slide the eggs into the hot vinegar water. Place the egg whites carefully around the egg yolks with a wooden spoon. Poach the eggs as desired for 6-8 minutes.
  4. For the fried bread, heat the vegetable oil in a pot. Cut pieces from the yeast dough and roll them together. Fry the dough sticks in hot fat until golden brown, then remove, season lightly with salt and cut diagonally.
  5. Place the spinach on a sieve, drain and arrange on warm plates. Remove the poached eggs from the vinegar water, I use a skimmer, briefly wash them under warm water, then lay them dry on the spinach. Decorate with the wild herb blossoms, serve quickly. Rich salt and pepper extra to the dish. You can put the bread sticks on the plate or serve them in a bread basket. Bon appetit!
Recipe Notes

8. Calories (kcal.) Poached Egg on Spinach Leaves and Wild Herbs

Nutrition Facts
Poached Egg with Spinach and Wild Herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 819mg 34%
Potassium 749mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 200%
Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 16%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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