Red Lentil Pâté Bruschetta with Poached Eggs
On a trip home to Des Moines, Iowa, I had a delightful brunch at La Mie Bakery. In addition to enjoying buttery croissants and a decent latte, I indulged in a homemade baguette slathered with an earthy bean spread, which became the inspiration for this dish.
Game plan: Everything in this recipe can be assembled in advance. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the bread and eggs, top with sprouts, and serve.
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- 8 (1/2-inch) slices sweet baguette, cut on the bias
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup Red Lentil Pâté
- 4 poached eggs
- 1/2 cup mixed sprouts (such as alfalfa, radish, or lentil)
1Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Arrange bread on a baking sheet and bake until slightly golden around the edges, about 5 minutes.
2To serve, spread 1 tablespoon pâté on each bread slice. Place 2 bread slices on each plate, top with 1 poached egg, and garnish with 2 tablespoons sprouts. Serve.
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