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Pouched Duck Egg with Asparagus, Roasted Spring Onion and Duck Cracklings


Poach the egg in plastic wrap using the method shown below. Cut the onion in half and pan roast it along with the some duck craklings.

How to Poach an egg using Plastic Wrap:



Bring a pot of water to a simmer.

1) Brush some oil or fat on one side of a piece of plastic wrap, and then insert the plastic wrap inside of a mold or a small cup. You can brush with duck fat, olive oil or use or butter.

2) Carefully break the egg into the plastic wrapped mold. You can add a few drops of truffle oil here for an added dimension.

3) Close the film with a peice of string. A loose mold will form a smoother egg; a tighter wrap will give a patterned appearance to the cooked egg.

4) Drop (or hang) the plastic wrap into the simmering water and cook 3 minutes.

5) Pull the wrapper out of the pot and carefully cut the plastic wrap removing the egg.


Put a slit in the egg to allow some of the yolk to drizzle out. Or leave the poached egg intact. Arrange the asparagus and half a spring onion on the plate around the egg. Garnish with duck cracklings and chives. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the egg.

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