Monday, September 08, 2008
Warm Bean Salad with Poached Egg & Bacon
It all started with a leftover loaf of sourdough and a hankering for some good croutons.
So, I made some. I tore the bread into smaller pieces, tossed with olive oil and a clove of garlic, and placed it in the hot oven to toast for 10 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, I took out green beans, edamame beans and broad beans from the freezer, and boiled all of them for a minute or so. I fryed up some bacon, and added the beans to that. Next, I added a few spoonfuls of sherry vinegar and olive oil, and some finely chopped red onion and tarragon. A little pinch of sugar and salt, and a little grainy mustard, and that was that.
I divided some rocket onto serving plates, topped with the warm salad and the croutons, and finally added a poached egg. Dinner - all in twenty minutes.