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Sous Vide Breakfast
Breakfast is the biggest and most important meal of the day. Like many other foods, sous vide can be used to help prepare this vital meal. Most breakfast meals are relatively simple and have staple items in them, one of which is eggs. These go with a wide range of foods and can be prepared in a number of ways including scrambled, poached, hard boiled and fried.
Using sous vide to cook eggs can be a great way to make sure that you get a perfectly cooked breakfast. Although eggs are easy to prepare these can sometimes end up rubber or overcooked. Sous vide breakfast eggs are cooked with precise heat and can be made to the exact desired doneness. For soft boiled eggs, these can be cooked at 143.5°F or 62°C for 45-60 minutes, while scrambled eggs are done in 18 minutes at a temperature of 167°F or 75°C.
Aside from eggs, there are many other breakfast items that can be prepared sous vide style. Sausages and deli products can all be cooked using this technique as well. Grains such as steel cut oats and grits may also be cooked with via sous vide.
Sous Vide Breakfast Recipes and Articles
I put this sous vide egg white only egg cup bites recipe together for those people who are trying to limit the amount of egg yolk they consume. It uses only egg whites, cottage cheese, and milk to form the base of the dish. You can make any of the other egg cups using only egg whites, or a combination of egg whites and yolks.
I first tried shakshuka at the Park Slope restaurant Miriam, which serves an amazing variety of Israeli foods for brunch. It's a hearty and filling meal that is still packed with fresh ingredients prepared simply. I've found sous viding the eggs adds a level of control to the process that I didn't have before with traditional poaching.
Oatmeal is one of those dishes that isn't too hard to cook traditionally but I use sous vide for the convenience. I eat oatmeal almost every morning and I like to make a bunch ahead of time. Since you can cook and store the oatmeal in the same Mason jar, there is no cleanup of a pot and spoon, making it quick and easy to do. This sous vide oatmeal recipe adds cinnamon and raisins to the oatmeal, adding bursts of sweetness and sharp background notes.
One of my wife's favorite breakfast meals is eggs. She loves all the classic egg dishes but sometimes I like to mix it up some and make "poached" sous vide eggs. They have a softness that is hard to obtain through normal poaching. Plus it's always fun to surprise her with a new egg dish.
Here's one poached sous vide egg recipe that has bacon, tomato, and basil on it.
Scrambled eggs sous vide are one of the more interesting dishes to cook. The resulting texture is much more like a custard than the sometimes rubbery scrambled eggs we're used to here in America.
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