A poached egg breakfast muffin is sure to get your day started right. Add some fresh asparagus and a cheesy white sauce and dig in.
When I have a hot breakfast like this, it’s usually more in line with a brunch. It’s 10:30 or 11:00…that’s what it is, and on a weekend. You can indulge yourself on the weekends. Just do it.
This poached egg breakfast muffin is like eggs Benedict except this is easier to make. No hollandaise sauce.
I browned up some Jimmy Dean’s breakfast sausage patties, then made the white sauce in the same skillet. To make the sauce a little creamier and flavorful, I melted in a couple Kraft american cheese slices.
Asparagus is plentiful this time of year but if you’re not into asparagus, try this with perhaps a slice of tomato. I cut the asparagus into 3 inch pieces and microwaved the pieces in a plate with a little water. 2 to 2 1/2 minutes is all it takes to soften the spears.
Poached eggs are becoming my favorite since they are so easy to make and the yolk turns out perfect every time. Boil some water in a tall sided skillet then take it off the heat. Add the cracked eggs to the hot water and immediately cover the skillet for 3 minutes. The whites should be completely set and the yolks juicy.
Poached Egg Breakfast Muffin
- 2 English muffins, halved and toasted
- 4 eggs, cracked into small individual bowls This makes it easier to gently slide into the boiling water.
- 10 asparagus spears cut into 3 inch pieces
- 2 tbsp butter Or, 1 tbsp fat from sausage or bacon and 1 tbsp butter.
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups whole milk
- 2 slices Kraft American cheese singles, torn into smaller bits
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Heat the butter in a skillet on medium high temperature until melted, then stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
- Slowly add the milk while whisking to prevent lumps. Bring to a boil, then add the cheese bits and whisk until melted. Reduce the heat to keep warm. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired, about 1/2 tsp. and 1/4 tsp. respectively.
- While making the white sauce, toast the muffins in a toaster. Also, place the asparagus on a dinner sized plate with 2 or 3 tbsp water, and microwave 2 to 2 1/2 minutes until softened.
- Bring about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a tall sided skillet. Once boiling, remove from the heat and gently add the cracked eggs. Cover the skillet for 3 minutes then check to see that the whites are fully opaque and cooked. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.
- Assemble the dish, first the toasted muffin, asparagus, white sauce and finally the poached egg. Salt and pepper as desired.