The perfect Poached Egg is sim

The perfect Poached Egg is simpler than you think

An indulgent breakfast that will make you feel like you are eating at your favourite breakfast bar with these poached eggs.

The perfect Poached Egg is sim

This week’s recipe is ideal for treating your significant other to a well-deserved breakfast in bed on Sunday. Start the day of pampering with smoked salmon and poached egg, drizzled in honey and mustard dressing and a cuppa coffee.

If you’ve ever wondered how hard it is to make the perfect poached eggs or even tried and failed miserably, don’t worry because we’re here to guide you every step of the way when preparing this breakfast delight.

Poached Eggs with Salmon

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Recipe by Petrus Madutlela Course: BreakfastCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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An indulgent breakfast that will make you feel like you’re eating at your favourite breakfast bar.


  • 8 slices of smoked salmon

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons 3 white wine vinegar

  • 4 thick slices of fresh bread

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • Honey-mustard dressing

  • 2 tablespoons 2 mustard, wholegrain

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons 3 honey

  • 3 tablespoons 3 sherry vinegar

  • 200 ml 200 vegetable oil

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  • To make the dressing, add the mustard, egg yolks, honey, seasoning and sherry vinegar in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly.
  • Gradually pour in the oil whilst continuing to whisk, until the dressing is fully mixed & emulsified.
  • Poach the eggs by bringing a large pan of water to the boil. Add the vinegar then lower the heat so that the water is simmering. Use a spoon to stir the water, to give a whirl-pool effect, then add the eggs one at a time. Cook each for around four minutes. Remove the eggs using a slotted spoon.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the bread slices.
  • Serve two salmon slices and an egg on each thick slice of fresh bread. Finish with a drizzle of dressing.

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