Dates Couscous with Poached Eggs
  • Dates, chopped- 7
  • Couscous- 1 cup
  • Water- 1¼ cups
For Making Poached Eggs
  • Eggs- depending upon how many you are making
  • Vinegar- a dash
  • Water
  1. Heat 1¼ cups of water along with the dates in a saucepan, let the water come to a boil.
  2. Remove from the flame and add the couscous into the water.
  3. Cover the pan with its lid and keep aside for 3 minutes.
  4. Open the lid and stir the cooked couscous with a fork.
To make dome shaped couscous
  1. Place the couscous in a small bowl.
  2. Using the back of the spoon even out the surface.
  3. Cover the bowl with a plate and turn it upside down and tap on the back of the bowl.
  4. Couscous in the shape of a dome will easily fall onto the plate.
Making Poached Eggs
  1. Heat a saucepan filled two-third with water and let the water come to a boil.
  2. Add a dash of vinegar into the water.
  3. Crack an egg into a small bowl.
  4. When the water comes to a boil, lower the heat so that the temperature of the water drops.
  5. Ideal temperature of the water for making perfect poached eggs should be 160-180 degrees F. You could use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water.
  6. Carefully lower or drop the egg into the water.
  7. Wait 3-4 minutes until cooked.
  8. Using a slotted spoon remove the egg from the water and let the excess water from the egg drip back into the saucepan.
  9. Poached eggs should be served immediately and while it's hot.
  10. Sprinkle a dash of ground pepper and salt on the poached eggs.
Don't drop the eggs into the boiling water, as the eggs will get tough.
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