For as long as I can remember, my mama has always prepared poached eggs with sautéed onions on top. To be honest, I’ve never actually had them any other way. The buttery caramelized onions give the plain poached egg such a nice flavor. Before I set out to take pictures of this recipe, I came across a cute little egg poacher that claimed to make “prefect poached eggs”. I was so excited to try it out. So I made the egg in the little poacher according to the directions. It looked very nice from the top, but as I flipped it over onto a plate, the yolk was completely exposed… bummer! Not gonna lie, I was petty disappointed lol. After a few tries, I discovered that dropping the egg into a small bowl and slowly slipping it into the simmering water gave me the best results.

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Ingredients:

6 eggs

1/2 large onion, chopped

4-5 tbsp butter

1 tbsp vinegar

water

salt and black pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium high heat and add the chopped onion. Season the onions with salt and saute until it becomes translucent and slightly browned.

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2. Meanwhile, fill a skillet with about 1 inch of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Bring the water to a boil. Before dropping the eggs in, bring the water to a simmer. Drop an egg into a small bowl and slowly in one fluid motion slip the egg into the water. Let the egg poach for 2-4 minutes, depending on how runny you like it. Repeat this step with every egg.

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3. Once the egg is poached, remove with a slotted spoon. Season the egg with salt and pepper to taste and top with the sauteed onions. Serve immediately. Garnish with freshly chopped dill, if desired.

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Poached Eggs with Browned Onions
 
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Serves: 6 eggs
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 4-5 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • water
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium high heat and add the chopped onion. Season the onions with salt and saute until it becomes translucent and slightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a skillet with about 1 inch of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Bring the water to a boil. Before dropping the eggs in, bring the water to a simmer. Drop an egg into a small bowl and slowly in one fluid motion slip the egg into the water. Let the egg poach for 2-4 minutes, depending on how runny you like it. Repeat this step with every egg.
  3. Once the egg is poached, remove with a slotted spoon. Season the egg with salt and pepper to taste and top with the sauteed onions. Serve immediately. Garnish with freshly chopped dill, if desired.