Egg Dishes and Breakfast Entrees
Poached Eggs on Polenta with Tomato Salsa
“Not having an electric broiler, we could not toast English muffins to our liking … so this is our solution, polenta instead of English muffins and salsa instead of Hollandaise sauce.” —Innkeeper, Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast
Servings: Makes 10 Servings
2 cups polenta
8 cups chicken stock
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
20 slices of Canadian bacon
20 poached eggs*
Salt and pepper
5 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup chopped parsley
1 chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce, chopped
For polenta: Boil chicken stock and stir in polenta. Cook and stir at reduced heat for 10 minutes. Pour polenta mixture into a ½-inch sheet pan (the pan should be filled to the top). Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over the polenta; cover and refrigerate until set. Remove polenta from the refrigerator and cut into serving size wedges. Place wedges into a buttered sauté pan, cover and heat until cheese melts.
In a medium sauce pan, mix together salsa ingredients and heat over medium-low heat.
To assemble: Place two polenta wedges on each plate. Top each wedge with a slice of Canadian bacon, one poached egg and hot tomato salsa. For poached eggs: See page 125.