Pipérade with Poached Eggs

Serve bowls of this stew with toasted slices of rustic olive bread. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 hour.

Yield: Makes 2 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 452
  • Calories from fat: 70%
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sodium: 1621mg
  • Cholesterol: 337mg


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces large rounds or pieces thinly sliced pancetta
  • 1 1/2 pounds red, yellow, and/or green bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and slivered lengthwise
  • 1 small red onion, slivered lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • About 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup halved pitted kalamata olives (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 4 soft-poached eggs (recipe follows)


  1. 1. Pour olive oil into a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to get crisp and brown, 4 to 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to a bowl.
  2. 2. Add peppers, onion, garlic, thyme, and 1/2 tsp. salt to pan, and cook, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften, 7 to 10 minutes. Lower heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft, about 25 minutes longer.
  3. 3. Add chicken broth, vinegar, tomatoes, and cooked pancetta to pan. Increase heat to medium-high, and boil, stirring often, until liquid is very slightly reduced and thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in olives if using, and season to taste with pepper and more salt.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, poach eggs (recipe follows).
  5. 5. Spoon pipérade into 2 wide, shallow bowls, and nestle 1 or 2 poached eggs in each serving.
  6. Perfect Poached Eggs
  7. 1. Put about 3 in. water in a wide pan; bring to a boil over high heat. With a slotted spoon, quickly and gently immerse eggs in the shell, 1 at a time, for 8 seconds, then lift out.
  8. 2. Pour out all but 1 in. of water from pan; reduce heat so bubbles on pan bottom pop to the surface only occasionally. Crack eggs 1 at a time, and, holding shell close to the surface of the water, break it open to let egg slide gently into water. Cook to desired doneness (poke gently with a spoon to check), 3 to 4 minutes for soft-poached eggs.
  9. 3. With slotted spoon, lift eggs 1 at a time from water.
  10. Note: Nutrition analysis is per serving.
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