Put an egg on it!

Matthew:  Recently, my friends at work have been obsessed with putting eggs on top of dishes that one wouldn’t always think of putting an egg on top of.  I think the appeal of this is if the yolk is runny, you can then break it open and it will become a sauce for whatever food items it is perched upon.  These eggs also add more sustenance and can turn snack-like foods into meals.  For my “put an egg on it” dinner, I tried making a sandwich with CSA veggies and Madison Sourdough bread.  I toasted the bread, then topped it with grilled patty pan squash, heirloom tomatoes, basil, feta, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  For the egg, I followed the overly complicated directions for poached eggs in The Joy of Cooking which involved putting the egg in boiling water with vinegar until set and then transferring it to 150 degree water.  I had a hard time getting water to be 150 degrees, so my eggs ended up slightly over-done.  They weren’t bad, but after they alighted on my sandwich, the yolk failed to run.  I’d like to try my hand at poached eggs again, perhaps following a different recipe.  I do have to say that after trying it, I like the idea of putting eggs on things.  I will definitely be doing more of this.

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4 responses to “Put an egg on it!

  1. This looks and sounds really tasty! Good combination of ingredients. We’ll have to give this a try.

  2. Your sandwich looks pretty! Do you get basil from the CSA too? We recently tried pattypan squash from the farmer’s market with this recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sauted-baby-squash-with-basil-feta-10000001724868/ , which was good.

  3. I recently had a breakfast pizza with bacon and a poached egg on top and the yolk ran! It was SO good!

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