Poached Eggs and Smoked Ham in an Orange Sauce

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Poached eggs, with potato pancakes and slices of smoked ham, in an orange and Cointreau sauce.

Usually served for a brunch, but equally appreciated in other occasions.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 40 min
430 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Less easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Diabetes-friendly


2 potatoes 400 g
2 eggs size large, for the pancakes
1/4 cup creamy soy preparation for cooking, for the pancakes 65 mL
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped 8 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.1 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 tbsp canola oil 15 mL
4 eggs size large, for poaching
1 tbsp wine vinegar 15 mL
1 shallots 40 g
1 oranges, for fruit and zest 170 g
2 tbsp margarine non-hydrogenated 26 g
1/4 cup white wine 65 mL
1/4 cup creamy soy preparation for cooking, for the sauce 65 mL
2 tbsp Cointreau, or Grand Marnier [optional] 30 mL
2 slices smoked ham, cut in half 260 g

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


The various steps for this recipe may be done in parallel. The potato pancakes and poached eggs can be prepared a few days in advance, and the final assembly may be done at the very last minute.

Prepare the potato pancakes

  1. Boil the potatoes in their skins until they are soft, about 15-20 min depending on their size. Drain the potatoes, then peel them while they are still warm. Place the potatoes in a bowl and mash them until they become puréed.
  2. Beat the eggs then add them to the potatoes. Pour in the soy preparation, then finely chop the dill and add it to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Chill the mixture a few minutes until it becomes firm, then divide it into pancakes (1 per serving).
  3. Heat the oil in a thick-bottom pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the potato pancakes and cook them about 3-4 min per side, turning them once, until they are golden-brown. Transfer the pancakes to a plate and keep them warm in the oven.

Prepare the poached eggs

  1. Poach the eggs 3 min in a skillet of simmering water, with one tablespoon of vinegar. Set aside.

Prepare the orange sauce

  1. Finely chop the shallot. Grate the zest of the orange, then peel it and cut the fruit into bite-size pieces.
  2. Melt the margarine in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot then sauté 2 min. Add the zest and orange pieces, then sweat 2 min. Pour in the wine, then reduce until it has evaporated. Pour in the soy preparation and Cointreau (optional). Cook a few minutes to reduce to the desired consistency for a sauce. Set aside.

Assemble the dish

  1. Put one pancake on each warmed plate. Arrange one half of each ham slice on top of each pancake, then place the poached egg on top. Pour the sauce over the egg and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (310g)


% Daily Value




25 g

38 %

Saturated 5.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

28 %


350 mg


980 mg

41 %


27 g

9 %


3 g

11 %


6 g


24 g

Vitamin A

20 %

Vitamin C

53 %


7 %


17 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings


This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Omega-3, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Free  :
Added Sugar


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats 2 ½

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