Jan 27, 2011

Poached Eggs with Creamy Brussels Sprouts

There is something coy about a Brussels sprout:how its tender leaves curl over its crunchy green inside. How many flavors they can take on... I just love them.  Tonight dinner needed to happen and it needed to happen quick! This recipe was amazing! The Brussels sprouts were flavorful and slightly crunchy and the eggs made it even more creamy.  The bacon was the perfect amount of salt and once the yolks were broken and it all mixed together it was AMAZING! I modified this recipe from the Feb/March episode of Fine Cooking.

Poached Eggs with Creamy Brussels Sprouts
4 Slices of toast
2 c. Brussels sprouts trimmed and shredded
4 slices of bacon
2 tbsp. butter
1 large shallot sliced
1 garlic clove diced
1/4 half and half
4 poached eggs
Parmesan for garnishing
salt and pepper

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, and once cooked pour off all but 1 Tbs.  of the left over oil. Add 1 Tbsp. of butter and the shallot and garlic and cook over medium heat until softened, about two minutes.  Add 1/3 c. water and Brussels sprouts, cream and salt and pepper to taste.  Cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally until the Brussels sprouts are just tender 5 to 7 minutes.  Put two toast triangles (or flowers!) on each of two plates and top each toast with an egg. Season the eggs lightly with salt and pepper and spoon the Brussels sprout mixture on top.  Sprinkle with the bacon and a few shavings of Parmesan. (Obviously I didn't follow these instructions and instead piled up the sprouts, put the bacon on top and added the egg.)


Lea Woodard said...

I would eat that...and again it must be said, you know how I feel about Brussels Sprouts!

Asteri said...

I love them!

Jennifurla said...

printing right now. I have about 12 burssels that need used. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Now this is a combination I never would have thought of on my own. We love oall the elements of this dish, so it will soon be given a try here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kristen said...

What a pretty dish. I love the combination of flavors and textures.

Reeni said...

This has to be the most delicious and creative recipe I've ever seen with brussels sprouts! I love it!

Miriam said...

Wow! This recipe is SO my kind of meal. Great Idea! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Wow! Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Friday potluck -- one of these days I'll try my first brussel sprouts -- and it may just be this recipe

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I've yet to find a brussels sprouts recipe that my boyfriend enjoys, but with the generous amount of bacon here I think we may have a winner!

Sarah said...

Mmmm. I love Brussel sprouts and a poached egg make everything better. Everything on your blog looks delicious!