Purple sprouting broccoli, bacon and poached egg on toast

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Purple sprouting broccoli, bacon and poached egg on toast

Main Serves 2 20 min
A simple start to the day and equally as good without the bacon. The yolk must be runny and the bread must be good and toothsome.


  • splash white wine vinegar
  • 6 streaky bacon rashers
  • 2 thick slices good bread
  • 150g purple sprouting broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 15g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Set a pan of salted water to boil, adding a splash of white wine vinegar.
  • Step 2

    Fry the bacon in a pan until crispy.
  • Step 3

    Put your bread in the toaster.
  • Step 4

    Turn the water down to the faintest of simmers, gently crack your eggs into the pan.
  • Step 5

    Add the purple sprouting broccoli to the bacon in the frying pan, add the butter and gently fry until just tender.
  • Step 6

    After 3-4 minutes gently remove the eggs, you want the white to be cooked and the yolk to be runny.
  • Step 7

    Soak up the buttery bacony juices by pressing the toast into the frying pan.
  • Step 8

    Stack the purple sprouting broccoli and bacon on top of the bread. Finish with the poached eggs, a pinch of sea salt and a twist of pepper

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