Recipe

Eggs Pontchartrain

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 8 English muffin halves, lightly toasted
  • 1 pound bacon, fried until crisp and strips broken in half
  • Tasso Hollandaise Sauce
  • Fried Oysters
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, green tops only
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • Pour cold water into a 10-inch saute pan to a depth of about 2 inches. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat so that the surface of the water barely shimmers. Add the vinegar.
  • Break four of the eggs into individual saucers, then gently slide them out one at a time into the water and, with a large spoon, and lift the white over the yolk. Repeat the lifting once or twice to completely enclose each yolk. Poach until the whites are set and the yolks feel firm yet soft when touched gently, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and either serve immediately, or place in a shallow pan or large bowl of cold water.
  • Repeat with the remaining eggs, adding more water as needed to keep the depth at 2 inches, and bringing the water to a simmer before adding the eggs.
  • To serve, reheat the eggs as necessary by slipping them into simmering water for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place 2 toasted English muffin halves on each of 4 plates and lay 3 half strips of bacon on each. Place 1 poached egg on top of each muffin half and drizzle with the Tasso Hollandaise. Top with fried oysters, and garnish with the chopped green onions and parsley. Serve immediately.