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“From the Canadian Living Test Kitchen. This restaurant method for poached eggs uses Canadian back bacon and Cheddar. Canadian Living Magazine, December 2004.”

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  1. Pour enough water into large shallow Dutch oven or skillet to come 2 inches (5 cm) up side; bring to boil. Add vinegar; remove from heat. Break each egg into dish; gently slip into water. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes or until white is set and yolk is still liquid, or to desired doneness.
  2. With slotted spoon, transfer eggs to large shallow bowl of ice water. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Reheat in simmering water until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until slightly browned, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, cut focaccia lengthwise into four 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide slices; reserve remaining bread for another use. Spread with butter; broil until golden.
  5. Top each slice of focaccia with 2 slices bacon, 2 tbsp (25 mL) each Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and 2 slices tomato; broil until tomatoes are softened and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  6. Top each with 2 eggs. Sprinkle with green onions, salt and pepper.
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