August 18, 2010

Creamy Poached Eggs

Every once in a while, it's fun to make the ordinary....extraordinary! I know a perfect way to make a special breakfast with only a few ingredients that you probably have in your fridge right now. If you love eggs...and you love cheese sauce...then you will definitely love this!

First, get a small sauce pan and fill it with these ingredients:

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3 oz. cream cheese (basically it is a little less than half of an 8 oz. package)

1/2 C. milk

1/8 tsp. pepper

Heat and stir constantly over medium-low heat. Keep a close eye as to not burn the cheese.

Whisk cheese sauce when all melted to incorporate those last tiny bits of cream cheese that you will see in the mixture.

With heat on low, crack an egg into a measuring cup, then pour gently into bubbling cheese sauce. You can fit 4 eggs comfortably in a small sauce pan.

I only made 2 eggs today.

Cover pot and simmer on low for 3 to 4 minutes.

Here's a little peak...the eggs are pretty much done at this point...maybe 20 more seconds til perfect.

When whites are set and yolks are slightly set, remove egg from cheese sauce and place on toasted, buttered English Muffins.

Spoon some cheese sauce over eggs and garnish with snips of fresh chives.

Option: You can use chive flavored cream cheese if you like, but you won't have the pretty garnish on top. If you use chive flavored cream cheese, you could always garnish with some fresh or dried parsley to make it pretty!

This would make a great breakfast for a lazy Saturday morning! Or...wouldn't it be a great way to surprise your sweetheart before he or she heads out to work for the day! If you woke up just 15 minutes earlier, you could really make some one's morning!