Maple Poached Eggs and Fried Leeks Salad

Maple Poached Eggs and Fried Leeks Salad

Need a pick-me-up for your salad routine? Fall in love with this bold yet satisfying vegetable dish, combining fried leeks and poached eggs with a warm maple syrup vinaigrette. This fresh, but satisfying salad is the perfect light meal to pair with any side of soup and a clever new way to serve healthy greens to your family.

yield: 4
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Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup leeks, white part only, julienned
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 eggs (or 16 quail eggs)
1/4 cup salt pork, julienned
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup maple syrup
Salt and pepper
4 cups mesclun or other salad greens
 

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Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the peanut oil.
  2. Add the julienned leeks and cheddar cheese (optional) in a medium saucepan and fry briefly.
  3. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. In another saucepan, bring 2 cups of water and the white vinegar to boil.
  5. Poach the eggs in the boiling water (for instructions, click here), being careful not to overcook the yolks (they should remain runny).
  6. Plunge eggs in ice water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  7. Prepare vinaigrette in a skillet, brown the salt pork until crisp.
  8. Keep the fat in the skillet or discard and replace with olive oil.
  9. Add the shallot and cook for a few seconds, then add the wine vinegar and 1/2 cup maple syrup.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  11. In another saucepan, heat the remaining maple syrup.
  12. Plunge the eggs in the hot syrup to warm them.
  13. Arrange greens on serving plates, coat with warm vinaigrette and garnish with fried leeks.
  14. Put one egg in the center of each prepared plate and sprinkle with cheddar cheese, if desired.
 
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maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.