A tasty snack of Pan-fried bacon with poached egg and balsamic tomatoes



A bit like breakfast and a little like lunch, so just call it brunch, whatever you call it is very nice to eat.

You will need
A dash of oil
4 rashers of rindless smoked back bacon
white wine vinegar
2 free-range very fresh eggs (fridge cold)
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
good handful of watercress
drizzle of good-quality balsamic vinegar
freshly ground black pepper

First get a pan, half fill add a dash of white wine vinegar and bring to the boil, once boiled turn it down to a simmer.

 Just wipe a frying pan with a little oil using a pastry brush. Place the pan over a medium to high heat and let it warm. Then add the bacon and cook on one side for about 2 minutes until browned, then turn it over and cook the other side.

While the bacon is cooking crack the eggs into the water, one at a time, and poach for about 2and ½ minutes.

Add the tomatoes to the pan with the bacon and season with plenty of black pepper. Cook the tomatoes for about a minute until just beginning to soften, turning them once. Drizzle with a dash of balsamic vinegar on the tomatoes in the pan so it glazes them.

Now put the bacon on a plate, then the tomatoes on the bacon. Take the eggs out of the water with a slotted spoon and place them on top of the tomatoes. Season with pepper and add a small pile of watercress on top and drizzle with a little more balsamic vinegar, and you are good to go.

Posted by Marcus Wise

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