Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spinach with Eggs

This is a unique recipe, of sorts, that my mother served (minus the mushrooms) when I was growing up. It’s the kind of dish that, if you are introduced to it early in life, you don’t have too much of a chance to think about the idea of not liking it because of how it looks. I have always liked spinach and have not kept this delicious vegetable from our kids either.

Ingredients:

2 – 3 Tbsp butter, divided
1 cup sliced mushrooms
10 cups fresh chopped up spinach (about 275 gm)
OR 1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed
4 – 5 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Butter a small Pyrex dish such as a pie plate.
  2. Cook mushrooms in a little butter until juices disappear. Dish into pie plate.
  3. Cook spinach in a large pot with a small amount of water, just enough to steam it until it shrinks down (a few minutes). Remove any excess water and spread on top of mushrooms in pie plate. If using frozen spinach, no need to steam if it's thawed completely.
  4. Season with salt and dot with butter.
  5. Crack eggs on top.
    Bake at 375 F about 15 minutes or until done to your preference. When the egg whites turn white, watch yolks carefully if you want them a little runny.
  6. Serve with hashbrowns, or on a toasted English muffin.


11 comments:

  1. this looks a lot like our colcannon! it's a traditional irish dish our family enjoys during the colder months. we mix together mashed potatoes, sauteed onions and kale or other greens (purple kale looks especially nice) and pack into a baking dish with divets pushed into the top with the back of a spoon. once the mixture is baked to golden eggs are cracked into the divets and, topped with some parmasian or swiss cheese shavings and baked till firm.

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  2. Looks so delicious, will have to make this soon. I love spinach with eggs.

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  3. I love learning new things to do with eggs :)

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  4. Interestingly enough, I too, grew up eating spinach and eggs. Didn't care too much for the spinach when I was young, but I LOVED the eggs. I also knew that I had to eat the spinach if I was to have any eggs. Now, I like spinach:)....

    Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  5. This is the kind of simple yet healthy dish I love after a long, hard day.

    Thank you!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  6. think I'll pass on theis one

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  7. It really looks good to me :0)

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  8. Made this for brunch this morning and was an instant hit! My three year old grandson asked for seconds:)

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  9. I remember the taste, my mom made something like this. I will defenitly be making this dish soon. Looks delicious. Thanks for the memories.

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  10. Oh I think this is exactly the kind of 'dish' that I like! Super!

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