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01.01.2003 -starter - eggs

Eggs in red wine sauce

« Today I'd like to propose a classic brasserie dish that is, in fact, a traditional Burgundian recipe. The apparent simplicity of this dish combines delicious poached eggs with a red wine sauce bursting with the flavors of wine and bacon. I love this recipe! » 
Type Hot starter - eggs - bacon - red wine - shallot
Level of difficulty medium
Preparation time 45 minutes
Origin France
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Serves 4


  • Remove the rind from the bacon and cut into small pieces
  • Peel and finely chop the shallots
  • Peel the 2 garlic cloves and cut them lengthways
  • Remove the parsley leaves and chop finely

To make the red wine sauce

  • Melt 2 tbsp (30 g) butter in a skillet over a low heat
  • Add the chopped shallots and the bacon
  • Soften without browning for 10 minutes
  • Add the stock and 2 cups (50 cl) of red wine
  • Reduce by 2/3 over a low heat
  • Just before serving, add the chopped parsley and whisk in the rest of the softened butter
  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper

To make the poached eggs

  • Bring 1 quart (1 liter) water, 1 cup (25 cl) wine and the vinegar to boil in a large saucepan
  • Break each egg separately into a bowl
  • Carefully place 1 egg into the boiling water and let it poach for 3-4 minutes. To avoid leaving too many strands of egg white in the pan, you can use a wooden spoon to stir circles in the water and make it swirl. That way the egg will stay in one piece in the middle of the water
  • Remove the egg and drain it on a paper towel
  • Repeat these steps for each of the eggs
  • Toast the slices of bread and rub them with garlic
  • Put 2 poached eggs on top and cover the eggs with the red wine sauce


You can blanch the bacon in advance in boiling water before using it in your sauce.
I think the red wine sauce is so delicious because of its apparent simplicity and use of so few ingredients. I don't think it is necessary to add any other ingredients. You will, however, come across recipes that recommend adding thyme, bay leaf or even button mushrooms or grelot onions.
I hope you will enjoy using this red wine sauce in many different dishes.

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