Saturday, August 18, 2012

Poached Egg Surprise - Retro Recipe Saturday



Today I am making a recipe from one of my Aunt Char's cookbooks.  It is called Poached Egg Surprise from a cookbook called Family Fare from the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1955.  Here are the pictures of the book.  It is pretty interesting.




Since this recipe was written in the 50's there are some things, that I was not sure about, like table fat.  So I made some substitutions, but I posted the original recipe for you to see.   This recipe came out amazing.  It was so good, I hope that you give it a shot.

Poached Egg Surprise

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
2 TB table fat  - I will use butter
2 TB flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 TB chopped green pepper ( I didn't have any peppers so I used green onions instead.)
4 slices toast
soft sharp cheese  ( the only soft cheeses I had were a garlic herb cheese or Laughing Cow Original.  I chose to use Laughing Cow.)
4 eggs
1 tsp vinegar to water for poaching eggs

Directions:

Melt your butter.



 Add the flour and salt.  


Cook for a few minutes, then slowly add the milk to your flour mixture, so that your sauce does not get lumpy.


Add green onions.



Cook  while stirring until thickened, about 5 minutes.



Spread toast thickly with cheese

Poach eggs until firm.



Place over toast and pour sauce over all of it. 



Serve at once.

Tell me what you think about this Poached Egg Surprise - Retro Recipe Saturday.  I love hearing your comments.

Serves 4

Enjoy!!!
Debi

16 comments:

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    1. Hi Ambreen,
      Thanks so much for visiting. It was fun to make, and so easy, and so so good. Have a great week.
      Debi

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  2. Looks really yummy!
    Yes, just looking t it I am thinking about heading into the kitchen RIGHT NOW to make it....!!!

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    1. Hi Crystelle,
      It is really good. Let me know if you give it a try.
      Have a great day.
      Debi

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  3. I love looking at antique stores for old cookbooks like that. The recipe sounds yummy!

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I haven't looked for them in antique stores. What a great idea.
      Have a great day.
      Debi

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  4. This sounds delicious! Never thought of serving a white sauce with poached eggs, will definitely be trying this!!
    Saw you sharing at Serenity Now
    Debbie :)

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I hadn't either, until I read this recipe. It was really good. Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by.
      Debi

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  5. Sounds great. Thank for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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    1. Hi Holly,
      Thanks for hosting and visiting.
      Debi

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  6. My husband is going to love this! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    1. I hope he likes it. Let me know what you think.
      Debi

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  7. This is the best poached egg recipe that i have ever tried in my life. Debi thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us!!!

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    1. Hey John,
      I'm so happy that you liked it. It is was really good. Thanks for letting me know you liked it. I really appreciate it.
      Debi

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  8. That is an unusual recipe for poached eggs. Sounds quite interesting!Will give this a try tomorrow morning for my breakfast!!!

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    1. Hi Sam,
      I'm hope that you liked the recipe. Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by.
      Debi

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