Sunday, January 30, 2011

Creamed Spinach with Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

The breakfast after a chocolate cardamom pancake breakfast should probably be a little more healthy to balance it out. 

Not too healthy but healthier.

So armed with my latest Bon Appetit, I looked for a new breakfast recipe that would hit that criteria. I found a recipe for  Sunny-Side-Up Eggs on top of Mustard-Creamed Spinach.  That will work.  It was a great way balance a weekend of great breakfasts and pump myself up for a long and busy week. I'll probably be longing for these breakfasts by Tuesday morning but then there is always next weekend.

Sunny-Side-Up Eggs On Mustard-Creamed Spinach 

3 tsp Dijon mustard
1 9 oz package fresh spinach leaves
3 tbsp half and half
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large eggs

Add enough water to a deep large nonstick skillet to cover bottom.  Add spinach; toss over high heat to wilt, about 2 minutes.  Scrape into sieve set over bowl; press out liquid.  Wipe out skillet; reserve.

Transfer spinach to medium saucepan.  Add 3 tsp mustard, half and half, and chopped thyme.  Stir over medium heat until thick, about 3 minutes.  Season with freshly ground black pepper.  Remove from heat.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in reserved skillet over medium-high heat.  Crack eggs into skillet, spacing apart.  Fry until whites are cooked through, 3-4 minutes.  Divide spinach between 2 plates, spreading out as base for eggs.  Top with eggs, crumbs, and thyme sprigs.


  1. I adore spinach whether fresh or cooked like this. It's so delicious and very healthy for you. great simple recipe :)

  2. Oh that looks fantastic! This is complete breakfast!!!:)

  3. Love this protein packed breakfast! I would want it with those pancakes ;)

  4. This looks divine and will make my muesli this morning seem a little less flashy!

  5. Spinach is a divisive food in our house. I love it. Nathan hates it.

    I think I'll be making this for myself next weekend. He'll just have to do without! ;)

  6. That looks quite good, my dear! :-p I'm sort of a push-over when it comes to eggs. And that one looks sooo oooey gooey!

  7. Mmmm. I wish I could make this with almond milk. I am off dairy for the baby's sake ... but I will bookmark it for a few months down the road! And just spinach with eggs sounds so good right now.


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