It feels a little odd to go back to the normal scheduling around here. Thank you for reading all about the SNAP Challenge and I appreciated hearing from all of you who commented, tweeted or emailed me to weigh in!

You all know that I eat eggs all the time. Most of the time they are consumed in a very simple way – scrambled or fried. But weekends sometimes require something special.

These eggs can definitely be qualified as special – without fussy ingredients or crazy techniques. Poaching the scrambled eggs keeps them perfectly soft and creamy and is much easier than actually poaching a whole egg. Richie is the only one who has poaching success in our house thus far.

The goat cheese sauce adds luxurious flavor – serve it for a special weekend breakfast alongside some pumpernickel toast for dipping and a mimosa if you dare!

Poached Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese Sauce

by lightly adapted from Food & Wine

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1/8 cup warm water
  • 2 heaping Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil if desired


For Goat Cheese Sauce

Combine goat cheese and water in a small bowl.

Bring 1/3 cup water to simmer and stir in goat mixture and parmesan cheese. Lightly simmer to let mixture thicken. Season with salt and pepper.

For Scrambled Poached Eggs

Bring a large sauce pan of water to simmer.

Meanwhile, beat eggs for about 20 seconds.

Stir water in pan in circular motion with a wooden spoon, creating a whirlpool.

Reduce heat, stop stirring and pour eggs into the center of whirlpool.

Cover and cook for 40 seconds.

Drain water from pan and carefully transfer eggs to strainer.

Place eggs in bowls, spoon cheese mixture around and drizzle with olive oil.

Serve immediately.

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6 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I’m still learning how to poach eggs, but oh my goodness that looks amazing. They’re one of my favorite breakfast foods – I can only imagine that they’d be brilliant with goat cheese sauce all over the top!


  2. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Goat cheese is seriously one of the best foods ever especially when paired with eggs and some hearty bread!


  3. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Yum, that looks amazing! I’m always looking for special ways to make eggs…there are only so many breakfast tacos one can make. :) Now I just need to get poaching down!


  4. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    For some reason, when I see the word “poach”, I panic! But Richie makes it look so easy! This looks delicious!


  5. erin
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Poached scrambled eggs?! I will be making this for Saturday morning brunch :)


  6. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    Okay – aside from the pumpernickel toast (sorry, but ugh), this meal is my heaven!! I love a good poached egg and, hello, top it with goat cheese??? Perfection!


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