Poached Eggs Over Home Fries w/ Smoky Swiss Sauce


The one thing the Mr. and I do on weekends is breakfast. It is the only time where we are not eating cereal and rushing out the door. I try to change it up every once in a while and make something other than pancakes. The Mr. could eat pancakes everyday and probably not tire of them but I need to have some variety in my life. I have had this mock eggs benedict recipe sitting in my bookmarks folder for a very long time. I finally decided to give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised but this was nothing like eggs benedict. The sauce cannot fool you into thinking otherwise but it is still really good. I decided that since this wasn't really eggs benedict, I would skip the toast and go straight for the home fries, which are my favorite breakfast side dish. I thought that the potatoes went really well with everything and the end result was delicious, regardless that it didn't taste like the greasy spoon version you get at diners.






  • 4 red potatoes, chopped into 1" chunks
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter/margarine
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 c. skim milk
  • 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. of sauce from a can of chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 c. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. swiss cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced


  1. Boil potatoes until just barely fork tender about 10 minutes. Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Drain potatoes and transfer to hot skillet. Cook until browned and crispy.
  2. Poach eggs until yolk is slightly cooked, but still runny.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter and add flour, whisking to blend. Add 1/4 milk and whisk to blend., then add the remaining milk, mustard, adobo sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3 – 5 minutes until bubbling and thickened. Add cheese and spinach. Cook another 3 – 5 minutes to make a nice thick sauce.
  4. Top potatoes with egg and sauce. Sprinkle with onions.



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11 comments:

Sweet and Savory said...

This is incredible. I would love this for lunch or breakfast.

Thanks for linking this up. Would you come up and link it again with Let's Do Brunch? It is just right for this. I could see this for brunch, every day.

Thanks Kristin. Sorry to be a pest.

Miriam said...

Delicious! Looks fabulous for ANY meal of the day :), Happy Valentine's Day!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Angi said...

I will have to try this. It looks very good. My husband and I also love breakfast - especially on the weekends when we aren't rushing out the door to get to work.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Reeni said...

Love this! I could eat this for dinner - great idea to include home fries.

Kararoo said...

MMM. I am fairly certain this is what my heaven looks (tastes) like.

Kim said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal and this looks beyond delicious. Love your idea to serve it all over home fries. An awesome dish for sure :)

Kathleen said...

Well, that a plate of YUM!!!!

Ashley said...

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Greenderella said...

This looks so yummy. I could eat it right now :-)

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Debbie said...

I just know this is incredible!