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Mar 20, 2007 11:54 AM

Runny yolks over...

They've shown up as suggestions in a few threads, over salad, enchiladas,... What do you like eggs w/ runny yolks over and how do you prepare the eggs (hard boiled, poached, sunny side, etc.)? Does anyone have it over pasta? Sounds like a good dinner for tonight.

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  1. My friend makes something called eggs in purgatory: basically eggs poached in pasta sauce, all served over spaghetti or good, crusty bread. My personal favorite is soft-boiled eggs with bread soldiers, but fried eggs over potato curry are terrific, also.

    1. I love soft-poached eggs over wilted frisee salad with lardons. It's enough to send your cholesterol into orbit but so deliciously rich and satisfying. And of course, pasta carbonara wouldn't be the same without the egg coating on each strand.

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      1. re: cheryl_h

        I do the same salad but add lentiles de puy cooked up with a bit of diced carrot adn leeks. It makes that frisee salad a very satisfying meal.

      2. Grits aren't just for breakfast (and neither are eggs)! I love buttered grits with an over easy egg on top. Sometimes I add cheddar. Very satisfying.

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        1. re: mojoeater

          Can't imagine my grits without runny egg yolks. It is just a natural combo.

        2. Pretty much any and everything. My SO is fond of saying that I'll eat anything if you put a fried egg on it. Poached, on asparagus with parmesean is a favorite.

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          1. re: ccbweb

            As a combo of the 2 previous ideas, tonight I had an over easy egg on Parmesan grits with steamed asparagus tips stirred in. Delicious "upscale" comfort food- thanks for the inspiration!

            1. re: 4Snisl

              Let's face it, grits are basically polenta and can be just as versatile. I'll have to try the asparagus, which is one of my favorite veggies.

          2. egg (with runny yolk) on homemade pizza = good
            - just add the egg in the center of the pizza near the very end of the baking