Soft-Boiled Egg with Mashed Peas on Toast
The secret to deliciousness in this bright spring crowd-pleaser? A caramelized shallot -- it coaxes the sweetness out of the peas. Spoon the yolk onto the bread for an open-faced sandwich.
- Servings: 6
Photography: Hans Gissinger
Source: Whole Living, May 2012
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot, diced
- 2 cups peas (fresh or frozen, thawed)
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint, plus leaves for garnish
- Coarse salt and ground black pepper
- 6 large eggs
- 6 slices multigrain bread, toasted
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes. Add peas and 1/2 cup water and cook, covered, until peas are tender but still bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Mash with a potato masher and add mint and remaining oil. Stir until combined and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Place eggs in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove and immediately cut tops using a serrated knife. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread mashed peas on bread and serve with eggs. Garnish with mint.