6-Minute Egg on Creamy Polenta with Crispy Serrano Ham

Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes
Show: Chuck's Day Off Episode: The Dog Walkers
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 8 slices Serrano ham
    • FOR THE EGGS:
      • 4 eggs
      • 2 bunches kale
      • 1 tablespoon butter
      • Juice of 1 lemon
      • Salt and freshly ground pepper
        FOR THE SOFT POLENTA:
        • 1 cup cornmeal
        • 1 cup freshly grated Asiago cheese
        • Salt and freshly ground pepper
        recipe tools
        • COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

              

          Sign in

          All fields are required.

          E-mail Address:

          Password:

          Remember me on this computer

          Signing in

          Please enter your email address and we will send your password

          E-mail Address

          Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

          Not a member?

          Sign up for My Cooking Channel to share photos, show off your style, and connect to an enthusiastic and helpful community.

          It's free and easy.

        • Print Recipe

        Directions

        Chuck whips up a picture perfect soft boiled egg atop creamy polenta and crisp Serrano ham
        Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.

        On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, arrange the slices of ham and cover with another piece of parchment paper and another baking tray on top. This technique will ensure the Serrano stays flat while it cooks. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until crispy. Remove from oven and set aside on paper towel.

        For the polenta: In a heavy saucepan, combine the stock and milk. Add the cilantro and garlic and bring to a boil. Let simmer on medium heat for 2 minutes to flavor the mixture. Remove the cilantro and garlic. Whisk in the cornmeal and cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often with a wooden spoon until the grains are soft. Fold in the Asiago cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm and covered.

        For the egg: In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil and drop in the eggs for 6 minutes. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, run under cold water to shock the eggs and reserve. Before serving, rattle them around to crack the shell and peel them.

        In the same saucepan containing boiling water, cook the kale for 1 minute. Drain and reserve in an ice bath.

        In a saucepan on medium heat melt the butter. Squeeze out the excess liquid from the kale with your hands, chop it in half. Saute the kale with lemon juice for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

        For Serving: Place a large spoon of polenta on each plate. Top with the kale, a soft boiled egg and garnish with more grated Asiago cheese and 2 slices of Serrano ham. Serve immediately.

        Cook's Note: The polenta can be made ahead and reheated. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water or stock, cover the dish, and reheat in the microwave or over low heat. Whisk well before serving. Grate a dusting of Parmesan or other favored cheese over the top just before serving.

        COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

            

        Sign in

        All fields are required.

        E-mail Address:

        Password:

        Remember me on this computer

        Signing in

        Please enter your email address and we will send your password

        E-mail Address

        Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

        Not a member?

        Sign up for My Cooking Channel to share photos, show off your style, and connect to an enthusiastic and helpful community.

        It's free and easy.

        Review This Recipe

        You must be logged in to review this recipe.

        5

        Newest Ratings and Reviews

        Read all 1 reviews

        • on July 02, 2011

          Flag

          great techniques used

          people found this review Helpful.
          Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
        Advertisement

        On TV

        *ALL TIMES EASTERN
        ON AIR
        NOW
        TONIGHT
        10:00
        PM

        what's hot

        MasterChef Canada

        Get Cooking Channel on your TV.