Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas & Crispy Bacon

In collaboration with British Lion Eggs
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Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas & Crispy Bacon

Today I’m bringing you a fabulous breakfast treat of Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas & Crispy Bacon. To celebrate British Egg Week (9 – 15 Oct) British Lion Eggs have teamed up with The Goring Hotel and asked me to put my own twist on one of their 6 egg based breakfasts. These include:

1. The Goring’s Full English breakfast
2. Sunday Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs
3. Classic Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise
4. Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Pancake and crispy Pancetta
5. Eggs en Cocotte with Smoked Haddock, Leek and Chives
6. Fine Herb Omelette with sliced Smoked Salmon

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I chose to do my own twist on the Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Pancake and Crispy Pancetta by making the pancakes into frittas with the addition of some red jalepenos, swapped pancetta for streaky bacon and added a grinding of chilli and garlic for an extra flavour kick to the poached eggs along with a chive garnish. Chilli and egg are a match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned! I will be adding my Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas & Crispy Bacon to my weekend breakfast rota as they went down a storm here and they’re so easy to make!

Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas and Crispy Bacon @FabFood4All #eggs #britisheggweek

Do you enjoy spending a little longer over making your breakfast at the weekend? If so then you’re not alone, according to independent research 30% of us do! I must admit that do like a lie in on the weekends so breakfast often becomes brunch and it almost always involves eggs. The same survey also revealed that the Full English Breakfast is the nation’s favourite with 42% of us ordering it when out! I do love a Full English Breakfast but I’m someone who can’t face it first thing in the morning so I’ll often make it for dinner instead!

Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas and Crispy Bacon @FabFood4All #eggs #britisheggweek

Also ranking within the top three egg dishes to eat at restaurants were Eggs Benedict and Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon. I have to put my hand up now and admit that I have never had Eggs Benedict but I am partial to making scrambled eggs and smoked salmon as a treat. Do you have a favourite egg dish that you like to make for breakfast? Do share it in the comments!

Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas and Crispy Bacon @FabFood4All #eggs #britisheggweek

I do hope you try my delicious Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas & Crispy Bacon this weekend! For more yummy egg based breakfasts check out the following:

Traditional Kedgeree

Egg in a Mug

Eggs en Cocotte with Salmon & Leeks

Veggie Frittata

Potato Rosti Waffles with Poached Egg

Lemon Griddled Asparagus & Poached Egg on Toast with Golden Linseed & Pumpkins Seeds

Coconut & Honey Omelette

Baked Eggs

Make Ahead Sausage Egg Casserole

Masala Scrambled Eggs

Sausage Egg Breakfast Bites

Italian Scrambled Egg on Toast

French Toast Waffles


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Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas and Crispy Bacon
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Soft Poached Eggs, Sweetcorn Frittas and Crispy Bacon are the perfect weekend treat which are perked up with a couple of hits of chilli from the jalapenos in the frittas to the grinding of dried chilli and garlic on the eggs!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • splash of distilled vinegar
  • For frittas:
  • 1 cob of corn
  • 8 pickled red jalepeno slices, chopped
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 level tbsp self raising flour
  • 15g butter, melted
  • rapeseed oil for greasing pan
  • Garnish:
  • chives
  • few grinds of chilli & garlic (dried)
  1. Start by pre-heating the grill and putting a kettle of water on to boil.
  2. Grill the rashers of streaky bacon on both sides until crispy, then keep in a warm place.
  3. Meanwhile cut the kernals off the cob of corn.
  4. Place the kernals in a bowl together with the chopped jalepenos, egg yolk, flour, melted butter, salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Whisk the egg white until stiff and quickly fold into the sweetcorn mixture.
  6. Grease a non-stick frying or griddle pan and place on a medium to high heat, it’s ready when a drop of water sizzles.
  7. Spoon the sweetcorn mixture into 4 equal sized heaps and flatten with the back of a spatula.
  8. Fry the frittas for about 2 minutes until bases are golden and then turn and fry for another 2 minutes or until golden.
  9. While the frittas are frying put the boiling hot water from the kettle into a small frying pan and fill with enough water to cover the eggs and add a splash of white vinegar.
  10. Bring to the boil.
  11. Break the first egg into a ramekin then lower and gently tip into the water and repeat with the rest of the eggs. Time for 3 minutes.
  12. Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove and drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  13. Assemble stacks by placing a fritta on each plate, followed by the streaky bacon, poached egg and garnish with a few grinds of chilli and garlic and strands of chives.
  14. Serve immediately.

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NB: Recipe commissioned by British Lion Eggs.

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  1. amy | Best kitchen faucets

    I have checked this kind of recipe in every where. Finally got this amazing reciepe. Thanks for sharing.Will try this on week end.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, it’s one of my favourite lunches/brunches, in fact we’re having tomorrow-)

  2. Natasha

    What a delicious recipe. I found it on Pinterest and the image made me drool. I cook a mean poached egg so was super excited to make this and it was delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed it:-)

  3. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    I’m hosting a brunch this weekend, and my menu just changed! I am so excited about the frittas.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Dorothy, they’re so easy to throw together – good luck with your brunch! Let me know how it went-)

  4. Colleen Milne

    We often have something similar for breakfast (or sometimes dinner), but using corn tortillas. I like yours even better with those fresh corn frittas. Delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Colleen, your version sounds great too-)

  5. Kavita Favelle | Kavey Eats

    Oh I know I’d enjoy this for a lazy weekend breakfast! Looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kavey, it is a delicious breakfast-)

  6. The Food Hunter

    Everything about this sounds fabulous!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is a fab breakfast-)

  7. All That I'm Eating

    Oh Camilla you are talking my language! I don’t think there’s a time of day where this is not acceptable to eat!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I think you’re right-)

  8. Sam | Ahead of Thyme

    Yum! This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Camilla

      Great Sam-)

  9. Kate | Veggie Desserts

    Woah, you make a perfect poached egg! Such a great brunch idea. I’d love to treat myself to a meal at the Goring some time.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kate, I think I’ve nailed poached eggs as I have made so many in my time LOL:-)

  10. Helen

    that egg looks amazing! I do love a good poached egg but mine are never very good, so I’ll try your method, thank you 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, yes many years of egg poaching have made me get it down to a fine are, I think I could poach eggs in my sleep:-)

  11. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    Camilla this recipe looks fantastic! Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings or if youre cooking a loved one breakfast in bed 🙂 you’ve got the poached egg just how I like it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma, it is really quick to throw together, it’s just a case of juggling and overlapping the cooking of the separate components:-) I think I am a master egg poacher, we have them so often:-)

  12. Yvonne


    I really like to be able to read your recipe. However, the side bar obscures most of it. Can this be moved? Thank you

    1. Camilla

      Hi Yvonne, can I ask what device you are using as I’ve never had any complaints before so am a little puzzled or perhaps you could send me a screen shot. camilla@fabfood4all.co.uk Many thanks

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