Jul 272016
 

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We are an egg loving family. For us our breakfast has to be with eggs but the same old omelette and fried eggs can be boring at times. So when I picked up this Polenta from SOS organics I was keen to make something with it. Polenta is widely used in Italy as a porridge. Its also known as Corn Semolina. The corn is coarsely ground in a mill and is used widely in place of wheat and rice. Its excellent for those people with Gluten allergies. 

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This is not exactly an elaborate recipe post as you are used to seeing on my blog but its an interesting breakfast idea which can be made in a jiffy and which is utterly delicious and nutritious. Earlier I had posted a few other egg breakfast recipes on blog like Italian Frittata with Mushrooms and SpinachShakshoukaWrapped French Toast Mexican Casserole Eggs. However, this combination of simple fried or poached egg with polenta and pesto is a killer. If you are looking for homemade Italian Basil Pesto  you can try here. Nevertheless, you can buy in a jar. Just cook your polenta following the directions below wand assemble everything together.

Directions:

1. For polenta, pour water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add polenta and simmer it for 20-25 minutes till the polenta is cooked and has absorbed water.


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2. Take it off the flame and season with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Mix thoroughly and set aside for assembly.


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3. Fry eggs. If you like you can even poach them.

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4. You can make your own pesto by using fresh ingredients and you can follow this recipe. Now in order to plate this dish ladle some Polenta in a large serving bowl, garnish with Pesto and olive oil and place your fried egg in the centre resting on the bed of Polenta and pesto. You can even garnish with pine nuts.

Related Recipes: Italian Basil Pesto

Other Delicious egg recipes you can try:  Italian Frittata with Mushrooms and SpinachShakshoukaWrapped French Toast Mexican Casserole Eggs.

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Fried Egg Over Polenta with Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe| Healthy Polenta and Egg Breakfast Idea
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups polenta
  2. 8 cups water (depending on how thick you like your polenta)
  3. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  4. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  5. Pepper, to taste
  6. Eggs, as required
Instructions
  1. For polenta, pour water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add polenta and simmer it for 20-25 minutes till the polenta is cooked and has absorbed water.
  2. Take it off the flame and season with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Mix thoroughly and set aside for assembly.
  3. Fry eggs. If you like you can even poach them.
  4. You can make your own pesto by using fresh ingredients and you can follow this recipe. Now in order to plate this dish ladle some Polenta in a large serving bowl, garnish with Pesto and olive oil and place your fried egg in the centre resting on the bed of Polenta and pesto. You can even garnish with pine nuts.
Adapted from The Kitchn
Adapted from The Kitchn
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