Friday, October 28, 2011

Oven-Poached Eggs in Spinach Nests

Time for a recipe! All of you Saturday morning breakfast junkies [my name is Brittany....and I'm a breakfast junkie] this would be a nice one to try for the weekend! I have made it on Sunday morning even, just make sure you assemble to Spinach mixture the night before, and refrigerate it! 

-Oven-Poached Eggs in Spinach Nests-

  • —  Spinach Nests:

  • Cooking spray

  •  eggs

  • 1/2  cup all-purpose flour

  •  pound small-curd cottage cheese

  •  (10-ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained

  • 1/2  teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • —  Eggs:

  •  large eggs

  •  cup shredded Swiss or Parmesan cheese

  •  English muffins, split and toasted

  • 1/2  cup slivered red bell pepper, optional

  • 1/2  cup slivered onion, optional

  • Prep Time - 15
  • Cook Time - 40
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare the spinach nests, combine eggs, flour and cottage cheese; whisk well. Add spinach, salt and pepper; stir well. (This can be done up to 2 days ahead). Press mixture into prepared dish. Make 8 indentations with the back of a spoon (this is where the eggs will later be placed). Bake 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and using a spoon, hollow the nests out even more deeply. Break an egg into each indentation. Bake 15 minutes or until whites are set. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 1 minute.
  4. Place 1 egg and spinach nest on English muffin half. Garnish with slivered red pepper and onion, if desired.
I did kind of "half" the recipe- I just used only one egg in the spinach mixture. I really love the addition of Red Bell Pepper, however I did not have it in the photo above. Try it! I also preferred the Parmesan over the Swiss, just my preference though!

Recipe adapted from Relish. I used to get the newspaper daily, and cut this recipe out like, 6 years ago. Glad I kept it!

I would definitely do this for a holiday brunch! If you have lots of family, or for Mother's day or Easter Brunch! 

Happy Cooking!!

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