Poached Egg Bruschetta

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Main Ingredient: Eggs
Menu Part: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Type: Italian
Serves: 8

Served as either an entree or side, this traditional dish with an Italian twist makes a tasty addition to any brunch or breakfast menu.

Ingredients

2 garlic cloves
Olive oil
2 cups chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
1⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion
1⁄4 cup chopped parsley
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
8 slices Italian bread, 1⁄2-in. thick
Tomato juice
8 eggs

Steps

1. Mince 1 garlic clove; split second clove in half and reserve.

2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in skillet. Add garlic; sauté 2 min. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and pepper; cook 30 sec. Remove from heat; add red onion, parsley, and vinegar.

3. Lightly toast bread slices. Rub one side with halved garlic clove; brush with oil.

4. Fill deep skillet with 3 in. tomato juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to keep juice gently simmering. Slip eggs, one by one, into juice; cook until set, 3-5 min. Remove eggs; drain.

5. For service, spoon tomato mixture onto oiled side of each toast; top with a poached egg.