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Recipes That Demand A Poached Egg To Be Brilliant (PHOTOS)

We've yet to find a savory dish they don't make instantly more awesome.

In case you missed it, our Senior Editor Kristen Aiken took some time out of her busy schedule to drop some straight up culinary school knowledge bombs on everyone about perfect poached eggs. It was awesome, and it made us think about how a well-poached egg can make a great recipe a brilliant recipe in no time flat.

Of course, the most classic poached egg dish is the old brunch standard, Eggs Benedict. But once you've eaten a few of those, you'll want to branch out. So far, we haven't really found a single savory dish that doesn't get more awesome when you put a poached egg on it. From salad to pasta to polenta to soup. We're going poached egg crazy over here. If we've missed your favorite thing to put an egg on, let us know in the comments!

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Eggs Benedict
Simply Recipes
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Arugula, Avocado And Radish Salad With Poached Egg
fiveandspice/Food52
3
Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon
Cookin' Canuck
4
Polenta With Mushroom 'Ragu', Poached Farm Egg, & Garlic Breadcrumbs
wcfoodies/Food52
5
Asparagus With Vinaigrette And Poached Egg
Mimi Thorisson/Manger
6
Sautéed Kale, Roasted Sweet Potato And Poached Egg Holiday Toast
Nicole Franzen/Food52
7
Black Bean, Arugula + Poached Egg Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
How Sweet It Is
8
Chicken + Mushroom Noodle Soup With Poached Eggs
How Sweet It Is
9
Moroccan Merguez Ragout With Poached Eggs
Sarah Shatz/Food52
10
Sicilian Anchovy Pasta With Toasted Breadcrumbs
Taste Buddies
11
Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich
James Ransom/Food52
12
Spigarello With Poached Eggs
Brooklyn Salt
Get the Spigarello with Poached Eggs recipe from Food52 Spigarello is a bitter green related to broccoli rabe. This recipe would be perfect with rabe, kale, collards, dandelion or any green you can get your hands on, really.

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