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Breakfast Week Recipe: Warm Watercress Potato Cake with Poached Egg and Trout

25th January 2016

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24th – 30th January is Breakfast Week – seven days that exist to remind you how essential it is to make proper time for the day’s first meal.

We’ll be bringing you a different (but always Instagram-able) breakfast every day this week, and we thought we’d kick off this Monday morning with something a little bit special.

Enter, our first Breakfast Week recipe: warm watercress potato cake, with poached egg and trout.

We're hungry just thinking about it. 

And yes, if you've never tried it before we promise you - trout is in, fact, yummy. 

Also, according to experts watercress is the new Kale – so make sure you jump on this new and nutritious food trend and try it out for yourself.


Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 40 minutes

Serves: 4


You’ll need:

700g potatoes, peeled and cut into medium chunks

100g watercress, lightly chopped

1 egg, beaten

4 tbsp olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper


To serve:

150g hot smoked trout fillets, broken into flakes

50g watercress

4 eggs


What to do:

1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 10-15 mins, or until they are tender.

2. Drain, return to the pan and mash until smooth.

3. Add the chopped watercress, beaten egg and plenty of seasoning. Mix well then leave until cool enough to handle.

4. Preheat the oven to 200oC/ 400oF/Gas Mark 6. Divide the mixture into four, and shape each into a neat cake shape. Brush on all sides with the oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 mins or until the cakes are golden brown.

5. When ready to serve, bring a frying pan of salted water to the boil. Reduce the heat so the water is just simmering, then crack the four eggs and gently drop them into the water. Cook for 3-4 mins or until the eggs are poached to your liking. Lift them from the water with a slotted spoon and drain.

6. Place a potato cake on each plate, top with watercress, flaked trout and the poached egg. Serve straight away.


Nutritional info:

Calories: 398

Fat: 21.9g

Saturated Fat: 4.3g

Carbohydrate: 30.3g

Protein: 21.9g

Fibre: 2.8g

Salt: 1.11g

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