Poached Eggs with Lemon Butter Chive Sauce

Poached Eggs with Lemon Butter Chive Sauce

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 English muffins - halved and toasted
Poach the eggs for 3 to 4 minutes in simmering water to which the vinegar has been added.

For the sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper and beat thoroughly.

When the eggs are just set, remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

To serve, place a poached egg on a toasted English muffin half and pour sauce over top.


A simple yet somewhat elegant dish of poached eggs on toasted English muffins with a buttery lemon sauce with chives.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Valarie34 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Poached Eggs with Lemon Butter Chive Sauce?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 6 votes.


From Next Please
Rating (out of 5):  

This just made me miss Eggs Benedict. The sauce was to thin and I yearned for good old fashioned, thicker Hollandaise sauce. The flavors were good, but it felt like what it is... a near-Eggs Benedict.

Comment submitted: 9/21/2013 (#16579)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom student (Team Breakfast Member)

Hmm looked very good. I'm going to use it for my recipe at school. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 4/26/2010 (#10385)



From hunter
Rating (out of 5):  

This a simple easy delicious meal... love the sauce.

Comment submitted: 7/16/2007 (#3215)



From Tracy in WI
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this and instead of English muffins, I put on top of corned beef hash and it was very good. Thanks for this recipe.

Comment submitted: 6/25/2007 (#3104)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom colonial garden (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Since I love Eggs Benedict, I thought this was a great idea. It was great. I find it hard to believe the the above, Mrs. Breakfast found it "gross" Maybe here eggs were bad. Anyway we all loved it.


Comment submitted: 6/21/2007 (#3068)



From Mrs. Breakfast
Rating (out of 5):  

This was a gross meal. It made me barf after I consumed it. NEVER MAKE THIS MEAL FOR YOURSELF! But I suggest, if you have an enemy, make it for them. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 4/11/2007 (#2128)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Mr Breakfast (Team Breakfast Member)

Hi N.H. - Lucky that I came across your scrambled eggs question on this recipe for poached eggs. I can help you. Thanks for calling me "the best cooker". That's quite an honor. For all of your scrambled egg needs please visit this article. It should answer all of your questions and make you a scrambling pro in no time. Good luck!

Comment submitted: 2/11/2007 (#1496)



From Need Help

Can you show me how to make scrambled eggs? I checked everywhere and it seemed that you are the best cooker. It said you make delishios scrambled eggs. Thank you very much.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2007 (#1492)



From casey
Rating (out of 5):  

How wonderful - my mother always poached eggs like this and my wife still does - when the water is simmering, swirl the water round it keeps the eggs together.

Comment submitted: 9/26/2006 (#391)





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