Oh the whole process of poaching an egg! I could barely stop smiling after I managed to successfully poach one, and yep! took pictures as well. Never realised there were so many ways to prepare an egg up until I watched the movie ‘the Runaway bride’. Might actually try out every style one day, just for the heck of it. Lol 😉
I had some puff pastry rolls in the fridge, so thought of giving egg puffs a shot. It ended up quite well, I must say. The egg inside the puffs was softer unlike the ones you get from shops.
- Eggs- 5
- Puff pastry sheet – 1 sheet(approx 320 gm)
- Vinegar- 2 tbsp
- Onion – 1
- Ginger – 1/2 “
- Garlic – 1 clove
- Green chillies – 2
- Coriander leaves – handful
- Basil leaves – 3-4
- Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
- Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
- Grated cheddar cheese – 1/4 cup
- Lets make the masala first. For this, heat the oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and saute for a minute.
- Grind together the Ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and basil leaves to a fine mixture.
- Add this to the onion and mix well. Once the mixture is soft and starting to brown, add the spice powders and salt.
- Cook for a minute more and then take off from the hob.
- Now let us poach an Egg. Boil water in a saucepan, enough to let the egg dive.
- Once the water is bubbling, keep on sim. Add the vinegar to this.
- Crack an egg into a small bowl or ramekin, this is to slowly pour the egg into the simmering water.
- With a spoon, make a whirlpool in the water and slowly pour in the egg.
- The egg white will wrap the yolk in beautifully. Let it cook for 3 minutes and then with the spoon take the egg out on a plate.
- Roll the pastry sheet on the counter and cut into 5 squares.
- In one, add a little masala, top it with the egg and some grated cheddar cheese. Wrap it and keep aside.
- Once all the sheets are filled, bake them in the oven for about 6-7 minutes, flipping it once. The temperature in the oven could be around 150-200 degrees.
Have them with a nice cuppa!