Serves 2

Prep time 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 bread muffins
4 free range eggs
500ml water
100ml white vinegar
2 pinches rock salt
Ice Cubes

Ingredients For Poached Eggs

4 Free Range Eggs
500ml Water
100ml White Vinegar
2pinches Rock Salt
Ice Cubes

Ingredients For Hollandaise Sauce

4 free range egg yolks
200ml clarified butter
1tbsp. Dijon mustard
20ml tarragon vinegar
Pinch of fine salt

Ingredients For Wilted Spinach

50g baby spinach
2 knobs salted butter

Ingredients For Roasted Asparagus

4 asparagus
Ice cubes
Rock salt

Ingredients For Dried Cherry Tomatoes

6 cherry tomatoes
1 clove garlic
Pinch rock salt
Pinch sugar
4 thyme sprigs
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil

Method

Cut bread muffins in half and toast them on a hot pan.

Boil water, vinegar and rock salt in a saucepan. Bring to boil and then reduce to a simmer. Prepare a timer. Gently stir water so it forms a whirlpool, and crack the eggs, dropping them separately into the water and start the timer to 4 minutes. When it rings, scoop up eggs and gently put them in ice cold bath to prevent from overcooking and set them aside.

Reheat them in another bowl with clean water before serving for about a minute at poaching temperature.

Top tip: Trim the base of muffin to prevent it from wobbling when plating. If bread muffin is not available, Maltese bread or any kind of bread can be used up to your liking.

Method For Hollandaise Sauce

Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil before lowering to a simmer. Separate egg yolks from the whites and place yolks, Dijon mustard and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk for a few minutes, then put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whisk continuously. Slowly pour in clarified butter and mixture will start to emulsify. Add the tarragon vinegar and give a final whisk. Put the hollandaise in a piping bag or squeeze bottle.

Method For Wilted Spinach

Heat a non-stick pan and melt the butter. When it foams put baby spinach and toss frequently.
Set aside.

Method For Pan Roasted Asparagus

Boil water and salt in a saucepan. Peel asparagus from under the tip and put to boil for three minutes. Plunge in ice water to cool down. Heat a pan with just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to sear the asparagus and slightly season with fine salt and fresh black pepper before serving.

Method For Dried Cherry Tomatoes

Cut across cherry tomatoes and lay them on a tray. Drizzle the oil over and sprinkle the salt, sugar and thyme. Peel and finely chop and scatter on top. Let it dry under sunlight or in oven 60┬░C for 4 hours.

Top tip: You can also make bigger quantity and preserve cherry tomatoes in a container submerged with vegetable oil and stored in refrigerator.

Suggestion: Take your classic eggs Benedict up a notch and serve with bacon.

Roger Friggieri

Roger Friggieri

Roger's stellar career saw him working his way up to the top across a number of five star establishments and gaining vast experience before landing his current position at Intercontinental in Malta.

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