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Mother’s Day Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Bacon & Avocado Crema

Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
50 minutes (combined)
Product(s) used

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so we teamed up with MasterChef’s Michael Varga (@vargacooks) to bring you the ultimate Mother’s Day Brunch! 

What better way to show your love to your mum than a classic breakfast in bed, and there’s no tastier option than these delightful Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Bacon & Avocado Crema! Show off your cooking skills and give your mom a gift filled with love – they do say food is the key to the heart! ♥


  • 2 large eggs 

  • 2 slices Grimm’s Thick Sliced Centre Cut Bacon

  • 2 slices sourdough 

  • 1 large onion 

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 

  • 1/2 cup smoked cheddar 

    For the Avocado Crema:
  • 1 large avocado 

  • 2 limes

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley 

  • 1/4 cup pickled banana pepper 

  • 1 tsp garlic powder 

  • 1 tblsp liquid from banana pepper 

  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste 



  • Poach in a small pot filled with water.
  • Bring to a boil and turn the heat down so the water is simmering.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
  • Crack the egg into a small bowl or ramekin and carefully drop the egg into the simmering water.
  • A large egg should take 2.5 – 3 minutes for a soft poach.


  • Fry bacon in a pan or cook in a preheated oven until desired doneness.


  • Add 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil into the pan on medium heat.
  • Add in sliced onion.
  • Stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon each of maple syrup and salt.
  • Stir together and continue to cook until the onions are a sweet caramel color.
  • Another 10 minutes.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half and add them in to the onion mixture.
  • Grate the smoked cheddar into the onion mixture and stir it in to let it melt. 

Avocado Crema 

  • In a food processor, add in avocado, fresh herbs, banana peppers, garlic powder, juice from 2 limes and blitz until smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add olive oil while mixture is blending to thin out if desired. 

Build it

  • Toast the sourdough.
  • Place onion, tomato, smoked cheddar mixture on the bread.
  • Next place the bacon and a poached egg.
  • Spoon the avocado crema on top of the egg.
  • Finish with some flakey salt.