Smoked Haddock, Poached Eggs over Mashed Potato with Hollandaise Sauce

I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying the long weekend- we spent yesterday doing, well, nothing special – we just relaxed Hubby pottered in the garden, I grumped over the amount of summer clothes that I couldn’t wear 😎

Today needs to be a little more productive – washing done and out on the line between the showers, house vacuumed and tidied and dinner planned.


As its just the 2 of us, I have defrosted some Iceland Smoked Haddock and will have with Poached eggs over a little mashed potato with a hollandaise sauce. I got the idea from Great British Chefs, but have changed it a lot 😉

Before you throw your hands up in horror, I don’t do low fat, at my peak fittest (and slimmest) I was on a high protein way of eating, so that’s what I plan to do – I am mourning the loss of bread already ☹️

My beloved Thermomix comes into play, but you can obviously make Poached eggs and Hollandaise the traditional way.


To start I cut and mashed 2 medium potatoes, mainly for Hubby – I am sure you don’t need me to tell you how to boil spuds 😉 I made these in my chefs pan, then popped into a plastic tub to reheat in the microwave for a couple of minutes before plating up.


In the same pan add a tablespoon of butter and 200ml milk, lay the smoked haddock fillets in skin down and gently bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.

IMG_3817In one Thermomix jug add 4 egg yolks (save the white for meringue) 160g unsalted butter, the juice of half a lemon and a little salt and pepper – put the whisk attachment in and set aside for when the next stage is complete.


I heat 2 Litres of water in the Thermomix to heat 70, speed 3 – when upto temperature pop eggs into the rice basket and cook at heat 70, speed 3 for 10 minutes. These can be cracked like you would raw eggs on top of whatever you are serving and you will have perfect Poached eggs – so easy…..

Remove when done and immediately put the egg mix on for 8 minutes, heat 90 speed 3 for the hollandaise. Here is a Link to the recipe I use

Heat the Mash, de-skin the smoked Haddock and pop onto a plate. Now, all hands on deck to plate up.


A spoon or 2 of mash – Topped with the fish fillets


The Poached eggs ‘cracked’ onto the fish


Finished off with a spoon of Hollandaise.


It isn’t the prettiest dish, but it is delicious – this is Hubby’s plate, mine was fish with egg and a little sauce 😉

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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