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Root Vegetable Nests with Poached Eggs and Green Herb Sauce

Root Vegetable Nests with Poached Eggs and Green Herb Sauce

Cooking time 25 mins

Prep Time 20 minutes

Root Vegetable Nests

 Ingredients:

A selection of root vegetables. Beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips. About 1 medium sized vegetable per nest. You will be mixing them together so every nest will contain a bit of all the vegetables. If you have a favorite, you can choose to do just one of these vegetables for your nests.

Ghee- 1 tablespoon per nest

Salt- a sprinkle per nest

Onion granules- 1 sprinkle per nest

Garlic granules- a sprinlke per nest

Thyme- a sprinkle per nest

Green Herb Sauce

Ingredients:

Green leafy herbs- 2 cups. The principle is the same as my pesto sauce with a little more variety. Good herbs are:

Mint, basil, cilantro, parsley

You can also use green leafy vegetables like:

kale, chard, dandelion greens or spinach

I like them best combined, but you can also use just one of these greens.

Garlic- 2 cloves

Olive oil- ½ cup

Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon

Salt- ¼ teaspoon (or to taste)

Pepper- ¼ teaspoon (or to taste)

Nut (optional)- ½ cup- good choices are pine nuts, pistachios, or walnuts

Avocado-(optional)- ¼ avocado

Red pepper chili flakes- (optional) ¼ teaspoon

Poached Eggs

Ingredients:

Eggs- equal to your number of nests you have prepared

Salt- dash

Apple cider vinegar- splash

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375

Spiralize the root vegetables

Mix them together in a bowl

Arrange the nests on a baking tray making sure to create an indent in the middle for the eggs and sauce

Drizzle with melted ghee

Season with salt, onion, garlic and thyme

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

After 15 minutes switch the oven to low broil to make them crispy. Watch them so they don’t burn.

While your nests are cooking prepare the Green Herb Sauce

Place all Green Herb Sauce ingredients in a food processor.

Pulse until you reach desired consistency. I like mine a little chunky. You can run the food processor longer and get a completely smooth consistency if that is what you like.

When the nests are almost done make the eggs

In a pot of boiling water add salt and apple cider vinegar

Gently slip eggs into water careful not to disrupt the yolk

Cook for 3-5 minutes depending on how soft you like your eggs

Take the nests out of the oven.

Place 1-2 nests on each plate

Scoop 1 poached egg into each nest

Spoon green herb sauce on each nest and serve!

By Tapp Francke Ingolia

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