AT A GLANCE
Bacon bones impart a delicious smokiness to the creamed corn but feel free to leave them out. You can always add a pinch of smoked paprika instead for a similar result. The creamed corn can be made a day in advance and warmed before serving.
|01||For creamed corn, melt 30gm butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and sauté until very tender (5-6 minutes), then add bacon bones, sauté until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Meanwhile, slice kernels from corn cobs, set aside, then cut each cob into rough pieces. Add kernels and cobs to pan, add milk, season to taste, cover with a lid and simmer until kernels are very tender (12-15 minutes). Drain (reserve liquid, discard bacon bones and cobs). Pulse corn mixture, in batches, in a food processor, adding enough of the reserved liquid until a semi-smooth purée forms. Transfer to a clean pan over medium heat, add remaining butter a little at a time, and stir until melted and combined. Stir in lime rind, season to taste and keep warm.|
|02||Meanwhile, for green chilli relish, combine ingredients (except coriander) in a bowl, season to taste and set aside. Add chopped coriander just before serving.|
|03||Poach eggs, in batches, in simmering water over low heat until cooked to your liking (2-3 minutes for soft yolks), drain well, pat dry on absorbent paper. Serve with warm creamed corn on toast topped with green chilli relish.|
Note For beautifully shaped poached eggs, use the freshest eggs you can find. Pickled jalapeños are available from select delicatessens and supermarkets.