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Maple-Glazed Bacon and Poached Eggs on Brioche

By Evan IslamPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Maple-Glazed Bacon and Poached Eggs on Brioche

Try adding some maple glazed bacon and poached eggs on brioche, it's a game changer Breakfast.

Imagine this: crisp, salty bacon glazed with rich maple syrup, perfectly nestled atop a pillowy brioche bun. Two vibrant poached eggs, their yolks just barely set, ooze onto the bacon, creating a luxurious sauce. Every bite is a symphony of textures and flavors – sweet, savory, soft, crisp – leaving you wanting more. This is the magic of maple-glazed bacon and poached eggs on brioche, a dish that transcends breakfast and elevates brunch to a whole new level.

Beyond the Basics: Exploring Variations and Twists

While the classic combination of maple-glazed bacon, poached eggs, and brioche is already perfection, there's room for exploration and personalization. Here are some ideas to inspire your culinary creativity:

Sweet and Savory Twists:

  • Spicy Maple Glaze: Add a touch of cayenne pepper or sriracha to the maple syrup for a sweet and spicy kick.
  • Caramelized Onion Twist: Saute sliced onions until golden brown and caramelized to add a deeper sweetness and complexity.
  • Goat Cheese and Fig Duet: Crumble goat cheese over the bacon and top with sliced figs for a creamy and tangy contrast.
  • Balsamic Reduction Drizzle: Reduce balsamic vinegar for a sweet and tart drizzle that cuts through the richness.
  • Herb-Infused Eggs: Add fresh herbs like chives, dill, or tarragon to the poaching water for subtle flavor infusion.

Beyond Brioche:

  • English Muffin Transformation: Replace the brioche with toasted English muffins for a classic breakfast feel.
  • Sourdough Twist: Opt for sourdough bread for a tangy and slightly chewy base.
  • Potato Waffle Adventure: Elevate the dish with crispy potato waffles instead of bread.
  • Crepe Embrace: Transform the dish into a savory crepe by spreading the glaze and placing the eggs inside.

Technique Tips for Restaurant-Worthy Results:

  • Bacon Mastery: Cook the bacon until crisp, but not burnt. The fat should render, leaving a satisfying bite.
  • Poaching Perfection: Use fresh eggs and maintain a gentle simmer for perfectly set yolks without a runny mess.
  • Toast to Perfection: Toast the brioche or bread to achieve a golden exterior and soft interior for the perfect canvas.
  • Glaze Glory: Reduce the maple syrup until slightly thickened for a beautiful sheen and rich flavor.
  • Plating Prowess: Arrange the elements with care, layering the bacon, eggs, and glaze for a visually appealing presentation.

INGREDIENTS

4 eggs, at room temperature

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

6 rindless Australian bacon rashers, halved

1/3 cup store-bought hollandaise sauce

4 thick slices brioche bread, toasted 50g baby spinach leaves

METHOD

    • To poach eggs, bring a large deep frying pan of water to the boil over high heat. Break eggs into individual cups or small bowls.
    • When water comes to a rolling boil, turn the heat off and gently pour eggs into water.
    • Cover pan and stand for 8 minutes or until whites are set and yolks still soft.
    • Meanwhile, combine maple syrup and mustard in a small bowl. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
    • Brush bacon with maple mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, brushing with remaining maple mixture when turning, until golden and crisp at the edges.
    • Place hollandaise sauce into a small heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds or until warmed.
    • Place toasted brioche onto serving plates. Spread each slice with hollandaise sauce, top with spinach leaves, bacon and a poached egg.
  • Season with pepper and salt and serve.

More Than Just Brunch:

This dish isn't limited to mornings. Enjoy it for a decadent lunch, a light dinner, or even a luxurious late-night snack. Pair it with a mimosa for a celebratory brunch, a crisp glass of white wine for a light lunch, or a cup of hot coffee for a comforting evening treat.

The Final Sizzle:

Maple-glazed bacon and poached eggs on brioche is more than just a dish; it's an experience. It's about the indulgence of sweet and savory flavors, the satisfaction of perfectly cooked ingredients, and the joy of creating something delicious. So, gather your ingredients, unleash your creativity, and discover the magic on your plate.

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About the Creator

Evan Islam

I am a Digital Marketing Specialist over 7.9+ years. In my long career I worked with lots of different challenging industries.

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