Remember I wrote one of my new years resolutions was to try more recipes from the rather large collection of cookbooks I have?  Well the good news is I've been keeping it... the not so great news is I keep forgetting to take photos of it.  The photo of one of my recent adventures isn't great - but trust me the unusual combo was delicious.  Can you guess what it is? Bet you can't.... 

It's poached eggs with crispy onion rings and iceberg lettuce.  Not a combo I would ever come up with on my own. Thankfully I didn't have to as this too came out of my new Donna Hay cookbook.

It probably took a little longer that I would have liked for a quick breakfast - definitely a brunch option when you've got a little more time.  And I did make a mess - shallow frying is fun - but I still have to learn how not to get burned.  All in all the taste made up for it though.  The crunch of the lettuce and onion rings went perfectly with the poached eggs.  Side note - OMG poaching eggs is an art form I'm yet to master - mine looked awful but tasted great.  If you've got a fool proof method for poaching eggs please tell me - I need to master this in 2015!

I've done a few other recipes from this same cook book and loved all of them. It's proving to be the best secret santa gift I've received in years.  Now I need to dig out some of my older cookbooks and put them through their paces.