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Eggs gratinée

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Eggs gratinée
Eggs gratinée

Eggs gratinée

vanessa levis

When you’re poaching eggs, it’s important to use the freshest eggs you can find, because they’ll hold their shape better. Some cooks like to add a dash of vinegar to the water when poaching to help set the eggs, but we prefer to use a pinch of salt instead.


Mornay sauce



1.For mornay sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over high heat, add flour and stir until sandy coloured (2-3 minutes). Gradually add milk, stirring continuously, then stir until smooth, bring to the simmer. Remove from the heat and stir through Gruyère until smooth.
2.Preheat grill to high heat. Poach eggs in simmering water over low-medium heat until soft-poached (2½ minutes).
3.Rub bread with cut-side of garlic, then place in an ovenproof dish, top with eggs, spoon sauce over and grill until sauce is bubbly and golden (1-2 minutes). Serve with green salad.

This recipe is from the July 2011 issue of .


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