Purple Sprouting and Poached Egg

I’m really enjoying the generous bags of purple sprouting we’ve been receiving over the past few weeks. This evening, as the MC hurtles down the A1 on her way back from a (mercifully) flying visit to Sleaford, Lincs, I downed this combo of steamed sprouting, poached egg, croutons, parmesan, and melted butter.

As the footie commentary blurbled away in the background (England 0, Israel 0, yawn), it occured to me that P Sprouting is 3 veggies in one – chunky stalk, smooth strong leaves and squidgy flower. Each element of the threesome brings its particular quality to the mix – the stalk provides texture, the leaves taste, and the flower makes it all look purdy. It’s like the Three Degrees or the Charlie’s Angels of the vegetable kingdom.