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Warm Bread Salad Crispy Pancetta Parmesan and Poached Egg

This is a Jamie Oliver Recipe for a really tasty and 'posh' looking salad. You can use any salad leaves that you like. The pancetta must be thinly sliced.

Warm Bread Salad Crispy Pancetta Parmesan and Poached Egg

This post was written in 2008 it's now 2020 and  I'm in the middle of updating my blog. I really must make this again to get a better picture; this one is just dreadful!

Jamie Oliver, Warm Salad, Lunch
Jamie Oliver, Lunch,
Yield: 4

Warm Bread Salad Crispy Pancetta Parmesan and Poached Egg

Posh looking salad by Jamie Oliver


1 Loaf of Ciabatta
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Clove of Garlic
Sea salt and Black Pepper to Taste
12 Slices of Pancetta
Juice of 1 Lemon
4 Large Eggs
3 Handfuls of Rocket
1 Lettuce (Oak leaf lettuce looks nice)100 g Parmesan Cheese


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas6.

Leave the eggs in their shells at this point (you will need to poach them later on).
Shave the Parmesan with a vegetable peeler and put to one side.

Peel and slice the garlic.

Remove the crusts from the ciabatta and discard. Tear the bread into finger sized pieces. Put them on a baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil and toss with the garlic and seasoning. Bake for 10 minutes until the bread is crisp.

Lay the pancetta over the bread and bake for about 5 more minutes - until that's also crispy.

Mix the lemon juice with 8 tablespoons of olive oil and season. Put a big pan of unsalted water on to boil.

In a large bowl, toss the salad leaves, pancetta, bread and the dressing together. Divide between 4 plates.

When the pan is simmering, gently crack the 4 eggs into the simmering water to poach. Simmer for 4 minutes if you like a soft egg, or to your liking.

Place an egg on top of each salad and add the Parmesan shavings.
Serve straight away - Don't let the eggs get cold!
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  1. That looks really good Jan! I love salads. I could live on them!

  2. That salad looks good. I really like the thought of the egg yolk running all over the salad.


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