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Tomato Brunch with Poached Egg and Parsley
August 2023
Reading time 1 Minute
This is an unbelievably quick and tasty brunch. It's made with British tomatoes cooked with softened onion, seasoned with paprika for a spicy hit. Serve on toast, topped with a poached egg.
5 minutes
10 minutes
  • 20g butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2tsp paprika, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 6 British large vine tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices of sourdough or rustic-style bread
  • Chopped fresh thyme or parsley, to garnish

Heat half the butter with the olive oil in a frying pan. Gently fry the onion for five to six minutes, until very soft.

Add the paprika and tomatoes to the frying pan and continue to cook gently for three to four minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, poach the eggs in simmering water for three to four minutes, or until done to your liking.

Toast the bread and spread with the remaining butter. Top with the tomato and onion mixture, then the poached eggs. Serve, sprinkled with thyme or parsley and a pinch of paprika.

Cook’s tip: Transform this into a light supper dish by serving on a bed of rice, quinoa or couscous instead of toast.

The British Tomato Growers Association

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