Everyone loves a good, hearty breakfast – especially if we’re talking about this recipe for delicious cornmeal waffles with poached quail eggs! Not only do poached eggs make everything tastier and look more professional, but combined with smoked salmon and asparagus they actually make for an incredible breakfast experience. They really do take any breakfast recipe to a whole new level.
What’s more, this morning meal is not only delicious, but it’s also super-healthy. Thanks to the quail eggs, salmon, and asparagus, you get a breakfast recipe that is packed with protein, healthy fats, and plenty of fiber. You also get a nice amount of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, too!
- 4 quail eggs per person
- 2 Slices of smoked salmon per person
- 6 asparagus sticks per person
- some extra virgin olive oil
- salt & black pepper
For The Cornmeal Waffles
- 1 + 3/4 Cups flour
- half a cup yellow cornmeal
- some salt
- 1 sachet dry yeast (you can use fresh as well)
- half a teaspoon fine salt
- 1 + 3/4 cups buttermilk
- a quarter of a cup melted, full-fat butter
- 10 quail eggs
HOW TO PREPARE CORNMEAL WAFFLES WITH POACHED EGGS, SALMON AND ASPARAGUS:
1. Grab a large bowl and add all your dry ingredients to it. Mix the flour, yellow cornmeal, and salt until combined. Then, stir in the wet ingredients and whisk the batter until fully mixed. Using a plastic wrap, cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight. You can also use ready-made waffles for your breakfast recipe if you like, but the taste will not be the same.
2. Preheat your waffle iron and grease it very well. This way you ensure your waffles don’t stick. With a ladle, add the batter to the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Set the waffles aside when done.
3. In the meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil. Crack the quail eggs into a small bowl. When the water simmers, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and turn off the heat. Slowly release the eggs into the water. After all the eggs are in, turn the heat on again. Poach the quail eggs for 2 minutes.
4. Remove from water and place under cold, running water for a few seconds to stop the cooking. You can easily remove any excess whites if you want. However, this is pure protein and you shouldn’t discard it. Add a little salt to the remaining whites and eat them like that.
5. Now, to continue with this breakfast recipe with quail eggs, take a medium-sized pan and add some olive oil. Heat it up, but not to a smoking point. Add the asparagus and sautee it on high temperature for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt.
5. Place your cornmeal waffles on a plate and top each one with the smoked salmon slices, asparagus, and the poached quail eggs. Serve immediately!
This is a delicious breakfast recipe that anyone can do. It will only take you a few minutes to prepare if you have all the ingredients at hand. The quail eggs boast numerous health benefits and they go very well with the salmon. Because this is a rather fatty meal that will keep you full and energized for longer, you should aim for some lean protein with steamed vegetables or a salad for lunch.