Other blog posters: do you sometimes accidentally delete your entire post without understanding how it happened?? Or being able to undo it? That has happened to me a couple time now. I think it's the iMac's fancy trackpad's fault. Boo. Anyway, Saturday breakfast!
I've had my eyes on this recipe for Fontina and Spinach Baked Eggs with Garlic Brown Butter Breadcrumbs for a while, but it looked too complicated for this morning's breakfast. Instead, I made a simpler version more like Saveur's Baked Eggs. It turned out to be pretty delicious/nutritious but there is something to keep in mind: if you are sharing your baked eggs with a crazy person, like my mother, who likes their eggs hard, but you are a sane person who likes their eggs runny, like myself, you should probably cook your baked eggs in separate ramekins and adjust the cooking times.
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BAKED EGGS ON SPINACH
Adapted combo of Saveur's Baked Eggs and How Sweet's Fontina and Spinach Baked Eggs
1 or 2 eggs per person
1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1-2 tomatoes, diced or quartered
a couple tbsp of some cheeses: provolone, ricotta, mozzarella...
2-3 tbsp ham or bacon
2 tbsp heavy cream or half and half
Bread crumb topping:
3 tbsp panko or bread crumbs
2 tbsp parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt & pepper
Spread out the spinach in a buttered glass loaf pan (or something bigger if you're using more than 3 eggs). Make little wells for each egg and drop the eggs in one at a time. Then nestle the other stuff in around the eggs. In drops spread around the dish, pour in the cream. Broil on high for 5 minutes, but arrange the rack lower than normal for broiling, more like the low-middle of the oven.
Mix together the bread crumb topping ingredients. When the eggs have been broiling for 5 minutes, take it out and top with bread crumbs. Spray with cooking oil or mix in some olive oil and broil on low for another 5-10 minutes, checking the whites of the eggs to see if they're done enough for your liking.