Ginos poached eggs

Gino D'Acampo does an Italian job and transforms simple poached eggs into something truly special!
By Gino D'Acampo
Ginos poached eggs
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 1 ciabatta bread
  • 1 pinches black pepper
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin Italian olive oil
  • 2 tsp Marmite
  • 4 slices cooked ham
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese


1. Cut the ciabatta bread in half, length ways and toast under a hot grill.

2. In the meantime, pour water enough water into a frying pan to give a depth of 2cm. Add 3 pinches of salt and 2tbsp balsamic vinegar.

3. Just before the water starts to boil, gently break the eggs into the water and allow them to poach for approximately 3 minutes over a medium heat. 4. Drizzle the olive oil on the toasted ciabatta, spread on some Marmite and place 2 slices of ham on top of each portion. 5. Cover the ham with the cheddar cheese and grill for about 2 minutes until melted. Once the eggs are ready, drain by using a large slotted spoon and place on top of the melted cheese. Sprinkle on some black pepper and serve immediately.

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