Yes, breakfast can get this good in under half an hour. Follow our easy recipe to enjoy restaurant-style poached egg, smoked mackerel and hollandaise bagels in the comfort of your own home.
MAKES 4 // COOKING TIME 25 min
7 eggs (4 whole, 3 yolks)
180g butter, cut into 1 cm cubes
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 small lemon
4 bagels, toasted
2 smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and roughly torn
Salt and pepper
1. Blanch the spinach by placing it in a colander and pouring boiling water over it.
2. For the hollandaise, place a small pot over very low heat. Add the 3 egg yolks and 2 tbsp water, then whisk in the butter 1 cube at a time.
3. Fill another pot with water and heat it to simmering point (not boiling). Add the vinegar. Stir in a circle in 1 direction to create a whirlpool. Poach the remaining 4 whole eggs, 1 at time by cracking into the centre and cooking for 3–4 minutes, until done to your liking. Drain on paper towel.
4. Top the bagels with spinach, mackerel, eggs and hollandaise sauce. Season to taste.
No one can resist the homely taste of freshly-baked bran muffins slathered with melting butter. Whip these up for Sunday morning breakfast or to eat during the week as an on-the-go snack!