Monday, September 6, 2010

Baked Eggs with Bacon and Spinach

This is a 5 Ingredient Recipe from Bon Appetit. It was quick and easy and you can make it in less than 30 minutes. It’s a great put together if company shows up at your door for breakfast.

Next time around I would add more spinach. I would also top with the shaved parmesan in the last five minutes. I added it from the start and it was a bit crispy.

Use your imagination if you don’t have an ingredient. I used pancetta because I did not have bacon. I also toasted rounds of French bread instead of using the English muffins.

This is definitely a recipe you can play with. Use your imagination when it comes to ingredients because the list of possibilities is endless.

4 servings

• 6 slices applewood-smoked bacon

• 1 5-ounce bag baby spinach

• 2 whole wheat or sourdough English muffins, split horizontally, well toasted

• 4 large eggs

• 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp; transfer to paper towels. Pour off drippings from skillet; reserve drippings. Add spinach to pan, sprinkle with pepper, and toss over medium heat, 1 minute. Transfer to strainer set over bowl to drain. Brush four 1-cup ramekins with drippings. Crumble bacon.

Place 1 toasted English muffin half, split side up, in each ramekin. Divide spinach among ramekins, then sprinkle bacon over, dividing equally. With back of spoon, shape well in center of each ramekin. Gently crack 1 egg into well in each ramekin, keeping yolk intact. Drizzle 1 tablespoon cream over each egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake eggs until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, recipe said 14-16 minutes but my yolk was set. I would check after 11 minutes.

Bon Appetit!