Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The toast got too dark. The egg poached for a minute too long. The light was not good for a photo, and the plate shone in all the wrong places.

But the liverwurst underneath the egg redeemed it all.

Such a strange pairing! My Beloved was making liverwurst sandwiches for his lunch while I was poaching an egg for mine and the idea just popped into my head.

It made a simply elegant lunch - with a tad more refinement, it could have been poached egg on a bed of paté. The hot egg softened and nearly melted the wurst, and the mingled flavors just worked. I can't describe how and why it worked - it just did.

Next time, well, yes, I'd just toast the toast rather than incinerate it, but I'd still slightly overcook the egg and I'd definitely spread a slice of liverwurst onto the bread before topping. Sometimes, the best lunch ideas are the most unlikely.

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Blogger Greg said...

It's ugly but sure does taste good!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I think it looks great! Nice invention.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, pretty is as pretty does, right?

Cookiecrumb, one of my better ideas.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  

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