Poached Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes
Enjoy this protein-rich mini meal first thing in the morning -- or at any time of day.
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes (10 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 large eggs
- 1 whole-wheat English muffin, split and toasted
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange tomatoes in a baking dish. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss with thyme. Roast until tomatoes begin to burst, about 20 minutes. Scrape tomatoes and any juices into a bowl and let cool slightly.
In a medium straight-sided skillet, heat 2 inches of water over medium until bubbles cover bottom and sides of pan. Crack each egg into a separate small bowl. Gently pour eggs into pan, leaving room between them. Cook eggs, undisturbed, until white is just set and yolk is still loose, 4 to 5 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to gently release eggs from bottom of pan, if necessary. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs from water. Blot bottom of spoon on a paper towel to remove excess water before serving.
Serve eggs over English muffin halves. Season with salt and pepper. Top with roasted tomatoes.
SourceWhole Living, January/February 2011