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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

English Muffins with Spinach and Eggs

Don't you just love breakfast for dinner?  I'm not talking a bowl of oatmeal here, I'm talking eggs and bacon.  Oh, yeah.  Quick and easy and it tastes so darned good.  I really don't know what it is about breakfast for dinner that almost makes it taste better at dinner!  But, I'm certainly hooked on this recipe.  How'd I find it?  One of my favorite bloggers. 


MomChef blogs about magazine recipes. She chooses a magazine and uses it for the month.  Oftentimes, she'll try a recipe I've been looking at or have just clipped to try. It's delightful to get that second opinion - beforehand :-) I especially love it when she raves about something.  I know it can go on my menu because she's a really tremendous cook.  Here's a link to her blog: The Mom Chef.  Today she's got a paella on there that looks wonderful.  There's also a split pea soup and an apple and cranberry recipe that I have to try.  YUM!


I read this late one day.  Yes, I confess, every once in a while I read recipes on Foodbuzz while I'm on conference calls.  I knew I had late appointments that day and dinner was likely to be leftovers.  Then, I saw this recipe and all my plans changed.  Christiane made it sound so good.  She was right.  It's VERY good. 




English Muffins with Spinach and Eggs


serves 2

Ingredients:
1 English muffin (wheat or sourdough)
2 eggs
2.5 oz fresh spinach
3 slices applewood smoked bacon
2 T heavy whipping cream (we left this out and the recipe was still fantastic!)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400.  Split and toast the English muffin halves. 



Cook and crumble your bacon. 



Reserve the drippings. Quickly saute the spinach for about a minute in a very small amount of olive oil - or the bacon drippings if you're feeling reckless.  You just want the spinach to wilt.  I used arugula because that's what we had...



Brush the toasted muffins lightly with bacon drippings. 



Put each muffin half in the bottom of a ramekin, split side up.  Top the muffins with the spinach, then the bacon. 



Make wells in the spinach and crack the eggs into the wells. 



Drizzle the cream over the eggs.  Grind some salt and pepper over the eggs.  Bake 14-16 minutes.  You want the yolks to still be runny. 

adapted from Bon Appetit and TheMomChef

13 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love breakfast for dinner! This looks fantastic!

Kim said...

This looks wonderful!!! Makes me want to run out and buy the ingredients right now :)

Kristen said...

Breakfast is good all day long in my book! I saw this on Christiane's blog, too and thought it looked wonderful. It's such a great combination.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Who doesn't like breakfast any time of the day? Love the little bowl.

ravienomnoms said...

I just love having breakfast for dinner, so easy and hearty...and comforting too :-)

K o r i said...

We love having breakfast for dinner sometimes too! It just seems like there's never time when we're both around to whip up something special in the mornings, but breakfast foods are too good, so we make time for them at night... so comforting and delicious!

ladymorgiana said...

oh yes, such breakfast for dinner sounds absolutely fantastic :) I want to try it for the next dinner ;)

Gigabiting said...

Breakfast for dinner was always such a treat when I was growing up. And it still is, Thanks for the reminder.

Aliza Shehzad said...

Looks delicious. I love the idea "breakfast or dinner"

Judy said...

I, too, love breakfast for dinner. Especially pancakes.

zerrin said...

I love spinach with egg, perfect combination! And I love its presentation.

The Mom Chef said...

This is too funny. I just saw this and now my stomach is growling! Do I have to blog about how I saw your dish and made it now? We can go back and forth! It looks awesome. I'm glad you ended up making it.

Deborah Dowd said...

In our house we call this "brinner"- having breakfast for dinner, and it is fun for the cook and the diners! So often everyone is way to busy for a full breakfast, so brinner is a way we can enjoy foods like homemade waffles, or eggs benedict, all together!