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Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

I had a bit of leftover creamy parmesan polenta and I thought it might be tasty with a poached egg on top. I formed the polenta into a patty and cooked it in a bit of olive oil until it was warm on the inside and crisp on the outside. I served some sautéed veggies on top of the polenta cake along with a poached egg and a bit of parmesan. It was AMAZING. I loved every single bite. I’ve always heard eggs and polenta are wonderful together and now I know it’s true. I’ll be making this breakfast again!

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

How to Make Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

Form the leftover polenta into a medium-sized patty. Season both sides with some sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the polenta cake to the pan and cook until crisp and golden, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

While the polenta is cooking, add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and tomatoes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes. Add the spinach then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook the spinach for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

While the polenta and vegetables are cooking, combine 1 1/2 inches of water and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in a wide medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Break 1 egg into a small bowl. Once the water is at a simmer, stir the water with the bottom of your slotted spoon clockwise to make a swirling motion in the water. Quickly and carefully slide the egg into the water. Cover and turn the stove off. Poach until whites are firm and yolks are still runny, 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Remove the egg using a slotted spoon and drain a bit over the pan.

Remove the polenta from the skillet and place it on a plate. Spoon the sautéed veggies on top followed by a poached egg and parmesan cheese. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

 

 

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

 

Yield: 1

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup leftover polenta, formed into a patty
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
3 tsp olive oil, divided
2 tbsp red onion, diced
Handful of grape tomatoes
1 cup of baby spinach
1 egg
1 tsp white vinegar
Parmesan, shredded

Directions:

Form the leftover polenta into a medium-sized patty. Season both sides with some sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the polenta cake to the pan and cook until crisp and golden, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

While the polenta is cooking, add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and tomatoes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes. Add the spinach then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook the spinach for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

While the polenta and vegetables are cooking, combine 1 1/2 inches of water and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in a wide medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Break 1 egg into a small bowl. Once the water is at a simmer, stir the water with the bottom of your slotted spoon clockwise to make a swirling motion in the water. Quickly and carefully slide the egg into the water. Cover and turn the stove off. Poach until whites are firm and yolks are still runny, 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Remove the egg using a slotted spoon and drain a bit over the pan.

Remove the polenta from the skillet and place it on a plate. Spoon the sautéed veggies on top followed by a poached egg and parmesan cheese. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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10 Comments

  1. Polenta is something that I have not made for some reason, I suppose it is because it was not something my mother prepared. I do love a good polenta and this looks like an absolutely amazing brunch menu!

  2. Oh my gosh, this looks heavenly!! I LOVE polenta and it’s even better with a perfectly poached egg 🙂

  3. I’ve finally convinced the.boy that polenta is delicious, so this might have to be our weekend breakfast! Love it!

  4. i truly can’t think of a better way to devour leftover polenta!!