Thursday, October 23, 2008
Breakfast ! Shirred Eggs With Spinach and Cream
~1.Put the butter in a 6- or 8- ounce ovenproof ramekin. Melt in the microwave (about 20 seconds) and swirl around to coat the bottom and sides.
2 Tablespoons cream ( your choice, light or heavy)
~Fresh eggs, and I want to try something new for breakfast !~~ This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, and it is called Shirred Eggs With Spinach and Cream. I very much like everything the recipe calls for, so let's try it, it is EASY!Here are the ingredients: 2 Tablespoons spinach, fresh or frozen 1 teaspoon butter
1 egg Kosher salt freshly ground pepper freshly ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon grated cheese of your choice
~Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees~
~Crack the egg into the ramekin. Grate salt and pepper onto egg. Dust on the nutmeg.Top with the cheese. 4. Place the ramekin in the oven and bake about 15 minutes, until yolk begins to set. Serve hot.~
"A shirred egg is simply an egg baked uncovered in a buttered dish, usually with a few components to give it interest. You have your choice of cheese here. Parmesan is a safe option, but this is a good opportunity to use up that bit of interesting cheese that is languishing in the refrigerator. This recipe serves one. In making these for a number of people, simply multiply the recipe as needed. Always bake in individual ramekins, although the ramekins can be placed in a baking dish so they are easy to handle in and out of the oven. Shirred eggs can be assembled and refrigerated for up to an hour before baking." THE FARMSTEAD EGG COOKBOOK" by Terry Golson~ I quickly took this photograph of my breakfast, then ate it, piping hot. It was delicious. This is now my favorite breakfast, after left over Chinese food. I also refrigerated a second ramekin of this dish for SEVERAL hours, and baked it for my Hubby when he came home from work. He said it was delicious too. Hubby does NOT say a food is delicious unless he means it..so you can actually refrigerate this quite a few hours before baking.....I think this will be my new breakfast of choice for overnight guests. ~ Terry Golson did not pay me for this endorsement, but I would recommend, nay..CROW and CLUCK to anyone who raises chickens and / or loves to eat eggs ,buy this book! ( or borrow it from the library, as I did before I decided I NEEDED this book ) It is beautiful and practical. Google Terry Golson and you can take a peek at her chickens via her hen cam, installed in her chicken coop. She has compiled so much practical information on eggs and recipes using eggs...