Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Baked eggs with spinach, Gruyère and tomatoes


I am having a bit of a crazy time work-wise. It always happens around this time each year – the London Book Fair is a mere month away and in the publishing business this basically means that everyone goes a little bit crazy preparing for it. This leaves very little time for blogging or even just plain cooking.

Which is where these baked eggs come in. This is THE recipe for when you are in a hurry, starving and facing a pretty bare fridge. Easy, delicious, cheap and filling. Thumbs up all the way.

Feel free to vary the ingredients according to taste and what you have available. 

Ingredients
Serves 1
Handful fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 slice pancetta or bacon (optional)
Handful cherry tomatoes, halved
2 large eggs
50g | 1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere (or substitute with cheese of choice)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Splash Worcestershire sauce
2-3 tbsp double cream
Salt and pepper to season
Butter to grease

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C | 375F. Grease a small ovenproof dish (or double recipe and use a larger dish) with butter.
  2. Scatter the chopped spinach and pancetta on the bottom of the dish.
  3. Make two wells in the spinach and place the eggs in them carefully to preserve the yolks.  
  4. Arrange the tomatoes around the eggs.
  5. Mix the grated cheese with the double cream, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and spoon over the top of the dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes - longer if you prefer the yolks to set.
  7. Serve with toasted, buttered bread - yum!








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19 comments:

  1. Mmmm...this look very delicious! I love the combination of spinachs and cheese. Cherry tomatoes are my latest obsession. Btw, that dish you used is super cute! :-)

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  2. That looks really tasty - I will try this out on my daughter - looks like something she would love.

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  3. Yum, this should fit my low-carb diet well.

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  4. Looks really nice. I see I've already said that, but worth repeating. :)

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  5. That looks like a great hearty breakfast dish! Will have to try this one as well.

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  6. This looks really delicious and easy to make. Will definately be giving it a go!

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  7. This looks delícious,always looking for ways to use up my chickens eggs!
    Felicity kelly

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  8. This looks so delicous, I have just started eating spinach and usually have it in an omelette, its good to have alternatives, I'm definitely going to try this, thankyou

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  9. That looks delicious. I do love spinach and it goes so well with bacon and the rest sounds like a great combination.

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  10. Looks delish although I'd love this for dinner as not a morning fan

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  11. I tried it yesterday for our late breakfast. I must say that kids hated it but my husband and I fell in love with the dish. absolutely delicious!

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  12. Looks like a great breakfast.

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  13. It looks good, it will fill you up but it also quite healthy too

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  14. I love making individual pies or potions, it is a lovely way to serve food. Like the sound of this bake.

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  15. Sounds like a perfect lunch.

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  16. Spinach is a favourite of mine because of it's health benefits but icing on the cake for this one is that it's perfect for single servings as I live alone.

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