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Poached Egg Salads with Pancetta Vinaigrette

 Poached Egg Salads with Pancetta Vinaigrette
My husband and I think the best way to eat an egg is to poach it. Nothing is better than when the yolk breaks and combines with this salad's rustic flavors of shiitake mushrooms, pancetta and arugula.
8 ServingsPrep: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups whole fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 ounces pancetta or bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • SALADS:
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups fresh arugula

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the artichokes, mushrooms, oil, rosemary,
  • salt and pepper; transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at
  • 425° for 10-15 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

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Poached Egg Salads with Pancetta Vinaigrette (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pancetta and shallot over medium
  • heat until pancetta is crisp. Stir in the sherry vinegar, mustard
  • and sugar; heat through. Transfer to a small bowl; gradually whisk
  • in oil. Set aside.
  • Place 2-3 in. of water in a large skillet with high sides; add white
  • vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently. Break cold
  • eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer; holding the cup
  • close to the surface of the water, slip each egg into water.
  • Cook, uncovered, until whites are completely set and yolks are still
  • soft, about 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, lift eggs out of water.
  • Divide arugula among eight salad plates. Top each with artichoke
  • mixture and a poached egg; drizzle with vinaigrette. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 219 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 217 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.