Fried Egg Over Polenta with Tomatoes and Basil

19 Jul

Good morning & happy Sunday sunshines,
I’d like to share with you a quick, easy breakfast recipe that adds some pizzazz to your eggs. Not only is this recipe simple, it packs scrumptious flavor. Additionally, this is a gluten-free recipe for those of you with a sensitive stomach. Your tastebuds don’t have to be bored! 

Fried Egg Over Polenta with Tomatoes and Basil

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s Organic Polenta
  • 4 eggs 
  • Basil
  • 1 tomato off the vine
  • Parmigiano-Reggiani shaved cheese to taste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation 

Remove the polenta from packaging and cut up in small pieces. Place small pieces in a pot and add approximately 1/2 cup of water and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Turn the stove on medium heat. Mash the polenta together until it’s consistency is smooth. Add more water if necessary. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the mixture thickens. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

On each plate, spoon a square/circle of warm polenta to place fried egg over. 

Brush a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil over warm polenta. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano shaved cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Add thinly sliced tomatoes. Add basil. 

Add a little extra virgin olive oil to a  frying pan over medium heat. Crack in an egg, one at a time. Cover with lid. Continue cooking approximately 5 minutes until the egg white solidifies from transparency into snow-white cream; the yolk will thicken slightly as it heats. Add pepper to taste. Remove from pan.

Place fried egg over polenta. Lightly sprinkle Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. 

Enjoy! 

Note: The packaging on Trader Joe’s polenta has an alternative method of cooking. Instead of fried round pieces of polenta I wanted a smoother creamier texture. 

XO

Valgal 

   
 

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