Those of you that follow me on Twitter or Facebook know, I recently spent a week in Austin, TX and Tuesday night, I dined at one of the “institutions” of the area just off 6th street, which is a unpretentious French cafe called Chez Nous. There was a pretty tempting prix fixe menu and they even had veal sweetbreads on the menu, but the temperature had worn me down a little and I opted just to order a salad and save room for dessert.
I ordered the salade lyonnaise, which is a french bistro staple. I forgot how much I enjoy having a fresh, hot poached egg perched atop my salad with a crusty piece of bread to dip in the yolk. And, now that we have 3 to 4 eggs a day rolling in here at the homestead, adding it to our house menu seemed like a no-brainer. So, I picked up some oak leaf lettuce and pancetta at the store, added a good portion of garden tomatoes and a red wine-dijon vinaigrette, grabbed a couple of eggs out of the nesting box and voila!
Too bad I don’t have any mousse chocolat just laying around for dessert.