Shell some broad beans, top and tail some sugar snap peas and poach an egg for this wholesome sunny style eggs. Simple is best and the bean, pea combo with a simple poached egg, works perfectly with the fresh vietnamese mint. Fresh beans and wholegrain toast make me feel good.Even the colour of the fresh peas and beans are so vibrant they seem to pop! I needed some vietnamese mint for a recipe recently and the markets didn’t have any, so I called on a friend who had mentioned he had it growing. I popped round and grabbed a stash. After using it, I kept the leftover sprigs in a glass of water till the roots started to sprout.. about a week or so, then I planted it in the garden, its coming along nicely and hopefully I will have my own thriving plant.
recipe, styling and snap Sydney food stylist Jane Collins
eggs sunny style
Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
1 small onion, sliced
1 zucchini, finely sliced
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 cup frozen broad beans, shelled see sizzle tip
½ cup picked Vietnamese mint leaves
4 slices wholegrain bread
chilli sauce to serve
1 Heat oil in a large frypan over medium high heat, add onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes. Add zucchini and cook for another minute.Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Stir in sugar snaps and broad beans and toss together for 1 minute till bright green and crisp.Remove from heat,add mint leaves. Toast bread slices.
2 Heat a medium saucepan half filled with water over high heat, till water begins to boil, reduce heat to medium high. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and, one by one while the water is simmering NOT boiling, tip 2 eggs in. You can swirl if you like, but not too hard to bust up the eggs. Cook for 1-2 minutes till the white is firm, but the yolk is still soft. Remove with a slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining eggs.
3 Top toast with bean mixture and place a poached egg on each. Drizzle with extra olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper and chilli sauce if desired.
Sizzle tip- The freshest eggs work the best for poaching.You can buy broad beans in the supermarket freezer, thaw for 10-15 minutes or place in a bowl filled with water to make it easier to peel. The beans will be bright green inside. Discard shells.
Sizzle sub- Vietnamese mint is such a fresh unique taste, adding an aniseed flavour to dishes. Use basil leaves or your favourite herb if Vietnamese mint is not available.