Fried bread with leek and poached egg

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  1. 8 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #1
    Prepare 1 leek, but do not split lengthways. Slice into rounds.

    Any leek trimmings can be used in another recipe, such as leek and potato soup.
  2. 5 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #2
    Trim the crusts off 4 slices bread and cut into shapes, if you wish (I have chosen lozenges here).
  3. 3 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #3
    Butter the bread on both sides.

    Set aside.
  4. 2 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #4
    Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan on medium heat.

    When hot, add the sliced leek...
  5. 5 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #5
    ...and fry until just lightly browned (not too much).

    Salt and pepper after cooking.

    Set aside to keep hot.
  6. 4 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #6
    Using the same pan, fry the buttered bread on both sides.

    Prepare 4 Poached eggs.
  7. 2 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #7
    Heat the plates, then put a slice of fried bread on each one.

    Add a layer of sliced leek.
  8. 2 min.Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #8
    Lay a poached egg on top and serve immediately.
  9. Fried bread with leek and poached egg  : Photo of step #9
    For the best effect, split the egg open just before serving, so that some of the yolk runs down over the leek.

    Serve with the split in the egg facing the diner.

Remarks:

In this recipe, everything can be prepared in advanced , then reheated and assembled at the last minute. But the bread is best fried just beforehand.

Source:

Home made.

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