Recipe: Poached Egg Over Seared Polenta, Veggie Sausage, & Sauteed Baby Greens

polenta and eggs

I had some polenta left over from yesterday’s recipe and decided to make some breakfast out of it.  Steve made a comment that “polenta is good when it’s crispy and covered in sauce,” (as I suppose most things are).  So I thought a poached egg!  The yolk would make for a delicious sauce on the crispy polenta.  Add some sauteed greens and veggie sausage and you’ve got a delicious vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free breakfast!

I used some veggie chorizo from Trader Joe’s (ingredients: soy protein, water, soy oil, distilled vinegar, salt, spices, red pepper, garlic), but this would be equally delicious with turkey sausage, sliced mushrooms, or smoked fish.

gluten-free breakfast

6 half inch slices of pre made polenta
2 eggs
4 cups baby greens (I used a mix of baby spinach and baby kale)
1 clove garlic,grated
8 ounces veggie sausage
salt & pepper to taste
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon vinegar
chives for garnish

Fill a saucepan with one inch of water and bring to a gentle/medium boil.  Add a pinch of salt, and vinegar.  Crack the eggs into a small ramekin, ladle, or tiny bowl and then gently ease it into the water. Turn off the heat, cover, and poach for 5 minutes.  Remove each egg with a slotted spoon.

Heat up a skillet with some extra virgin olive oil.  Add the onions and saute for a few minutes until they are translucent.  Add the sausage and cook for a few more minutes to make sure the sausage is warm.  Heat a separate skillet with some olive oil, add the greens ,and saute until they begin to wilt.  Add the garlic clove and season with salt & pepper.  Set the greens aside.  Sear the polenta slices for a couple of minutes on both sides in some extra virgin olive oil until crispy and golden.

Stack half the greens, 3 slices of polenta, half the sausage, and a poached egg.  Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.  Garnish with chives if desired and serve immediately.

Serves 2

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4 Responses to Recipe: Poached Egg Over Seared Polenta, Veggie Sausage, & Sauteed Baby Greens

  1. Oh yum this looks delicious, I love your photos!

  2. Wow, this looks delicious. I’m a huge fan of eggs, and you’ve got the perfect amount of runny yolk. Your pictures are beautiful as well.

    • sara says:

      Thanks :) I dream of runny yolks. Always glad to find another clean eating blogger! The pictures of your cat(s) make me wish my husband wasn’t allergic.

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