A poached egg is a must. 9 times out of 10 I plan my meal around that (the other time it's a fried egg). Now add some dark leafy baby greens, white miso, and tomato and you got yourself a delicious, nutritious breakfast!
Admittedly, I messed it up a little bit. I watered my miso down a *tad* too much. I hadn't poached an egg in months so I was a little rusty. Maybe you'll mess it up, maybe you'll do it better than I did. But this is all fine because it still tasted great, looked great, and served its purpose as a satisfying first meal of the day.
I originally added 3 teaspoons of water to my miso and I should have left it at 2 teaspoons (as I advise in the below recipe). The water for poaching the egg was on a bit too strong which made the desired smooth appearance go out the door (and again I will advise you correctly in the recipe below). You will not do these things. Or you might. Either way it's fine.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
You Will Need:
- 1 cup baby kale (or baby spinach, arugula)
- 1 tsp white miso paste
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1 large egg
- a dash of salt, 1 1/4 tsp white vinegar
- sesame seeds and dried dill to garnish
- Bring a small pot of water with the salt and white vinegar to a boil.
- While the water is coming to a boil, mix the white miso paste and 2 tsp water in a small bowl until you achieve a smooth consistency without clumps. Set aside.
- Rinse your baby kale and pat to dry. Set on plate and scatter diced tomato over. Pour miso sauce over your salad.
- As water comes to a rapid boil, lower the heat to simmer. Once simmering, crack your egg open into a small bowl.
- Optional Step: Stir your water rapidly to get a swirl going. This will force the egg to turn in on itself when you pour it in. This is not necessary.
- Quickly pour your egg into the pot from the bowl with the flick of your wrist (if you did step 5 be sure to pour it directly into the eye of the swirl). Wait 3-5 minutes for the egg to cook to your liking. You want a runny yolk but a cooked white. If you poke the egg and it feels firm on the white then it is done.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove the egg from the pot and let all water drip off. Place egg on top of salad.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and dried dill, if desired.
What is your must have homemade breakfast?