Low FODMAP Recipe for Soft-boiled egg, bacon & watercress salad


2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard

2 tbsp rapeseed oil

handful chives, snipped (optional)

4 thick rashers streaky smoked dry-cured bacon

2 slices good gluten free bread

2 good handfuls watercress, thick stems removed


Put the eggs in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil.

Boil for 3 mins, then lift into a bowl of iced water and cool completely.

Very carefully peel away the shells.

Leave the eggs in the iced water until you finish the recipe, or for up to 1 hr ahead.

Mix the vinegar and a pinch of salt, then whisk in the mustard, oil and chives, if using, to make a dressing.

Heat the grill to low-medium and cook the bacon until crisp right through.

Remove the bacon, then brush the bacon juice and fat all over the bread.

Grill the bread for about 1 min on each side until crisp, then cut into soldiers and keep warm.

Just before serving, bring the pan of water back to the boil and add the eggs.

Boil for 1 min to reheat. Toss the dressing with the watercress and divide between 2 plates.

Top with an egg and 2 rashers of bacon, with the toast to the side. The egg yolks will still be runny inside.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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