- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
Grow your own salsify between October and February and use it to make a delicious topping for crumpets. It makes a lovely breakfast or light lunch
- STEP 1
Mix together the crème fraîche and Dijon mustard, and set aside. Toss the salsify in the lemon juice to stop them discolouring.
- STEP 2
Heat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the salsify for 2-3 mins, then add the butter. Turn the heat down and cook gently for 10-12 mins, or until the salsify is soft and golden. Keep the salsify warm while you poach the eggs.
- STEP 3
Top the crumpets with a generous pinch of the grated mature cheddar and grill until melted and bubbling. Sprinkle the salsify with a pinch of grated nutmeg and season.
- STEP 4
Pile the salsify over the crumpets, then top with a poached egg each and the mustardy crème fraîche. Serve with a few chopped chives, some black pepper and a drizzle of butter from the pan.