Runny Egg on Creamy Bacon Polenta

Is it breakfast or is it dinner?

Who knows and who really cares?  Everyone love breakfast for dinner and if you are one of the few that doesn’t like to have breakfast for dinner then this is definitely not breakfast it’s just dinner. So if you are a lover of dinner and not a big fan of breakfast then this is something you can have for breakfast that’s not breakfast, because it’s dinner.

Are you still there?

Did I loose you?  Because I kind of got a little lost myself.

*tap..tap..* Anyone? Bueller?

Runny Eggs on Creamy Polenta

Ok let’s take a left turn and see if we get back on track.  One of my favorite things of all time is a runny poached egg.  Put that egg on top a bowl of creamy polenta with bacon and you got a homerun in my book.

The best part is that is you want a simple and easy breakfast….or dinner this is right up your ally.

Get all your ingredients together, some diced red onion, minced garlic and freshly grated parmegiano-reggiano.

Runny Eggs on Creamy Bacon Polenta

You will also need some crisp bacon strips.  My favorite way to cook bacon is on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until crispy.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Mmmmm bacon!  Chop bacon and set aside.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Bring a 14-inch skillet of water to a boil, lower heat down to a simmer; add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 tsp of salt. Slip in the eggs and poach for about 3 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to an ice bath, set aside.  Keep water at a simmer, to warm the eggs when ready to serve.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

If you need more of a visual aid, I found this great little video on how to poach and egg.   You must learn to poach and egg because poached eggs are the awesomest!

In a medium sauce pan, combine milk, water, 1/2 tsp of salt, garlic, and red onion.  Bring to a simmer.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Gradually stir in the polenta.  Cook over low heat, stirring often, until thick and creamy.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Stir in cheese….

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Stir in butter….

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

And bacon….Mmmm baaacooonn….

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Spoon polenta into bowls.  Return poached eggs to simmering water for about 30 seconds, to warm up.  Using a slotted spoon top polenta with eggs, sprinkle with cheese, onions and bacon to garnish.

Runny Egg and Creamy Polenta

Take your spoon and break the yolk.

Creamy yolk spilling into creamy, cheesy, bacon polenta.  That’s hot!

Runny Eggs on Creamy Polenta

Not only is this dish delicious but it is incredibly satisfying. Breakfast lover or dinner lover, it’s doesn’t matter because this satisfies everyone.

Print Recipe

Runny Eggs on Creamy Bacon Polenta (Adapted from Radically Simple – Rozanne Gold) serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups instant polenta
  • 3 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano- Reggiano
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 large eggs

Bring a 14-inch skillet of water to a boil, lower heat down to a simmer; add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 tsp of salt. Slip in the eggs and poach for about 3 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to an ice bath, set aside.  Keep water at a simmer.

In a medium sauce pan, combine milk, water, 1/2 tsp of salt, garlic, and red onion.  Bring to a simmer.  Gradually whisk in the polenta.  Cook over low heat, stirring often, until thick and creamy.  Stir in butter, cheese, and bacon.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon polenta evenly into 4 bowls.  Return poached eggs to simmering water for about 30 seconds, to warm up.  Using a slotted spoon top polenta with 2 eggs, sprinkle with cheese, onions and bacon to garnish.

Comments

  1. says

    *MMmmm…egg ‘n’ bacon* What is it about runny eggs? Just thinking about it now makes me wish I had a plate of Egg & Chips with crispy bacon on the side. Thanks for this delicious recipe & I definitely agree that poached eggs are awsome!!

  2. Jennifer says

    I have a similar breakfast favorite! Sweet bacon polenta with a fried egg or 2 on top in my opinion the salty sweet combo cant be beat!

  3. vikki says

    Ok I’m seriously drooling. don’t have polenta because this is the south after all, but I’m betting this would work just as well with grits, and grits I have!
    Thank you so much for posting.

    • BobbieLynn says

      Vikki girl … polenta is just yellar corn meal… yes we are from the south, we just don’t call it polenter…we just call it corn meal mush…. :)

  4. says

    Dear Lord, you had me at polenta, then you added bacon and topped it with a perfectly poached egg and I died.

    This looks amazing! Some of my favourite ingredients =)

    Jax x

  5. says

    What a delicious breakfast (or dinner) idea! Personally, I love breakfast for dinner and always have (my husband disagrees with this philosophy), so this is a really awesome recipe to add to my once-in-a-while rotation. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful blog and I’m glad to have found it. Going to check out more of your recipes now! :) – Georgia

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