Looking for something filling and fun for breakfast that only takes 10-15 minutes to make? Give poached eggs on bacon and zucchini a try!
This is soooo good that I make it once or twice a week. It satisfies the parameters of a Trim Healthy Mama ‘S’ meal as well as satisfying tummies! So, let’s see if you have everything on hand. A good-sized zucchini like this one serves 2-3. I’m not big on exact measurements as, in a recipe like this, there’s room for variation.
See? Pretty ordinary stuff! Start by scraping the zucchini with a peeler until you have a big mound of super-thin zucchini slices. You could use a mandolin or a zoodle maker or a spiraler, but I don’t have any of those gadgets, and I do have a vegetable peeler.
Then chop or snip up the raw bacon and put it in a frying pan or saucepan. Add the chopped onions, mushrooms, and garlic, and get them cooking.
Once the bacon is cooked through and the vegetables are softening, pile in the zucchini and stir it around. Add salt and pepper.
Start the water heating for the poached eggs while the bacon and vegetables are cooking down. I set my timer for five minutes once the eggs are in the boiling water, but you know how runny or not you like your eggs, so go accordingly.
Add a shot of lemon juice to the bacon and veg mix when the eggs are nearly done, mix the juice in, and let it evaporate. Plate the mixture, and add the poached eggs on top. Add salt and pepper to the eggs and a good sprinkle of good quality shredded Parmesan. Dig in! Fit for a king.
Poached Eggs on Bacon and Zucchini
(2 large servings)
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 large zucchini, sliced very thinly (mine was about 14 ounces or 400 grams)
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped mushrooms
1 clove garlic, grated
Cook above together, stirring often, then salt and pepper to taste. At the end, add:
1 teaspoon lemon juice
In another pot, poach to your desired doneness:
Divide bacon and vegetable mix onto two plates, and set two eggs on each. Salt and pepper the eggs, then garnish each plate with:
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Dig in and enjoy!
Note: To make this a Deep S compliant meal, skip the onions and the parmesan cheese. Perfect!
This is a breakfast Sadie from Raindrops on Radishes would enjoy in her Trim Healthy Mama story!
Please Note: I am not an authorized Trim Healthy Mama coach or blogger, although I play one in fiction…