Our method of poaching eggs produces great results. Break the raw eggs into custard cups, then set them in simmering water. Because the eggs cook inside the cups, they come out perfectly round. Use pasteurized eggs for safety, or cook regular eggs eight minutes or until well done.
4 pasteurized large eggs
4 teaspoons commercial pesto
4 teaspoons water
4 multigrain English muffins, lightly toasted
1 ounce very thin slices prosciutto
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Add water to a large skillet, filling two-thirds full; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer. Break eggs into each of 4 (8-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray. Place custard cups in simmering water in pan. Cover pan; cook 4 minutes or until yolk is just set or until desired degree of doneness. Remove custard cups from water.
Combine pesto and 4 teaspoons water. Spread 1 teaspoon pesto mixture on cut side of each of 4 English muffin halves. Divide prosciutto evenly among 4 English muffin halves.
Run a small rubber spatula around outside edge of each custard cup; slide 1 egg onto each muffin half. Sprinkle eggs evenly with pepper, and drizzle each egg with 1 teaspoon remaining pesto mixture. Top with remaining muffin halves, cut side down. Serve immediately.
i had been wanting to try this recipe for a while, and now i cannot believe that i waited this long! these are fantastic. we ate the sandwiches open faced for dinner, along with an arugula salad. scrumptious! this was a great way to use the pesto i had frozen from last summer, and we liked this dish better than eggs benedict.
Great! I made a couple changes though: used chicken broth instead of water to make the pesto sauce, used smoked turkey breast (b/c my husband ate all the prosciutto w/o telling me), and added thinly sliced roma tomatoes. The flavors go together wonderfully!