Emily Malloy about the ancient and important art of poaching eggs.
By Emily Malloy
I love poached eggs, but the reason I mention this is not because they taste delicious.
That is one of life’s basic assumptions.
Poached eggs = delicious.
It is similar to life’s other basic assumptions, such as: never eat yellow snow andalways wear clean underwear in case you get into a car accident.
No, today is not about assumptions. Because you now have a new truth to learn:
Poached egg = volcano.
When I look at a poached egg, I see it as a volcano about to erupt. ….About to erupt goodness and deliciousness and so-worth-it-calories all over the dish beneath, and…creating total carnage along the way…
“Ahh.. ahhh.. Help! Oh no!…”
I fear that they may never recover…
What on earth is a tartine, you ask? It is simply an open-faced sandwich consisting of delicious layers on top of toasted bread!
Spinach and Tomato Tartine with a Volcano Poached Egg
Yields: 4 servings