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Baked Potatoes and Poached Eggs.

Updated on August 9, 2011

A meal or snack for anytime of the day.

Who doesn't love a good baked potato or poached eggs? Here's a short, simple recipe combining both. Great for breakfast or any other time of day. The thought of making a poached egg can be intimidating. A fried egg will work also as will scrambled, but really try to overcome the fear.

The Basics;

Russet baking potatoes are the best. Pick a medium size and bake it your usual way - oven or microwave. For convenience I like to microwave first and then brown up the skin in a toaster oven or regular oven. I suppose you could also roll it around in a hot skillet on your stove top burner with a little butter or olive oil. Set it aside when done. It'll stay hot until you it split open.

Get a small pot of water boiling and pour in a tsp. or less of vinegar. This will sort of keep the egg whites from spreading out all over. There are countless tips on the internet on how to poach eggs and, for that matter, how to bake a potato, so check them out. Just before the egg is ready to be retrieved from the water (about 3 mins), split open the potato and flake the inside a little to loosen it up. With a slotted spoon lift the egg out of the water, drain and place it in the split.

Add seasoning and enjoy! This will be good enough as it is but use your imagination for adding additional toppings; Crumbled bacon or bits, a little shredded cheese, chopped parsley, chives or dill, butter, fried onions, etc.


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    • Rah128 profile image

      Rah128 6 years ago from Southampton

      runny in the middle plz :)

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      Rah128 6 years ago from Southampton

      so who is gonna cook my fried eggs this morning :)

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      rustee 6 years ago from Detroit, Michigan USA

      Hang in there! I never ate an egg I didn't like - no matter what it looked like>

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      Nicola Thompson 6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      I love poached eggs but you will never find a worse egg-cooker than me. thanks for the tips :)