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Poached Eggs on a Bed of Spinach

AuthorAnnabel
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Poached eggs are easy and quick to make once you learn how to do them. Braised spinach adds heart-healthy potassium, magnesium and fibre.

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Yields2 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins

 4 large eggs
 6 tbsp red wine vinegar
 200 g fresh spinach
 2 tbsp butteror coconut oil
 pinch pink Himalayan saltor sea salt
 ground black pepper

What are we cooking today?
1

Eggs and spinach are a great way to start the day. Loaded with goodness and will keep you full until lunch time.

Getting started
2

Fill a pot with water, add red wine vinegar, pinch of salt. Have the eggs ready at room temperature and crack them into separate cups. Bring to a boil.

3

Meanwhile, wash and drain the spinach and place it in a hot pan greased with butter (or coconut oil). Stir frequently and cook shortly for a minute or two. When done, set aside.

4

Once the water is simmering, slip the egg in the centre lowering the cup a couple of inches into the water. Lower the heat to minimum and cook for 3 minutes. You can use a timer to prevent overcooking.

Note: There have been many discussions on the best method of cooking poached eggs. Many insist on stirring the water vigorously to create a whirl and slipping the egg in the centre. Others find it easier to skip the stirring. What is really important is that the water has to be simmering when you add the egg.

5

Remove the egg from the hot water and place in a bowl with cold water for just about a minute. This will prevent the egg from further cooking. Then, drain on a kitchen towel.

6

Place a form (round, square, etc.) on a serving plate and spoon some spinach in. If you don't have any form, just spoon it onto a serving plate.

7

Place the eggs on the top of the spinach stack and remove the form.

8

Season the eggs with some black pepper and serve immediately!

Annabelle's tips
9

If you still struggle to cook poached eggs, try this:

Place the egg inside a thin plastic wrap greased with a few drops of olive oil, twist it shut and lower it into the boiling water for 3 minutes. After that, place the bag into cold water for a while.

It is very important to grease the bag before you put the egg in, otherwise it will get stuck.

Ingredients

 4 large eggs
 6 tbsp red wine vinegar
 200 g fresh spinach
 2 tbsp butteror coconut oil
 pinch pink Himalayan saltor sea salt
 ground black pepper

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Eggs and spinach are a great way to start the day. Loaded with goodness and will keep you full until lunch time.

Getting started
2

Fill a pot with water, add red wine vinegar, pinch of salt. Have the eggs ready at room temperature and crack them into separate cups. Bring to a boil.

3

Meanwhile, wash and drain the spinach and place it in a hot pan greased with butter (or coconut oil). Stir frequently and cook shortly for a minute or two. When done, set aside.

4

Once the water is simmering, slip the egg in the centre lowering the cup a couple of inches into the water. Lower the heat to minimum and cook for 3 minutes. You can use a timer to prevent overcooking.

Note: There have been many discussions on the best method of cooking poached eggs. Many insist on stirring the water vigorously to create a whirl and slipping the egg in the centre. Others find it easier to skip the stirring. What is really important is that the water has to be simmering when you add the egg.

5

Remove the egg from the hot water and place in a bowl with cold water for just about a minute. This will prevent the egg from further cooking. Then, drain on a kitchen towel.

6

Place a form (round, square, etc.) on a serving plate and spoon some spinach in. If you don't have any form, just spoon it onto a serving plate.

7

Place the eggs on the top of the spinach stack and remove the form.

8

Season the eggs with some black pepper and serve immediately!

Annabelle's tips
9

If you still struggle to cook poached eggs, try this:

Place the egg inside a thin plastic wrap greased with a few drops of olive oil, twist it shut and lower it into the boiling water for 3 minutes. After that, place the bag into cold water for a while.

It is very important to grease the bag before you put the egg in, otherwise it will get stuck.

Poached Eggs on a Bed of Spinach
AuthorAnnabelCategory, , , , DifficultyBeginner
Rating
Yields2 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

 4 large eggs
 6 tbsp red wine vinegar
 200 g fresh spinach
 2 tbsp butteror coconut oil
 pinch pink Himalayan saltor sea salt
 ground black pepper

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Eggs and spinach are a great way to start the day. Loaded with goodness and will keep you full until lunch time.

Getting started
2

Fill a pot with water, add red wine vinegar, pinch of salt. Have the eggs ready at room temperature and crack them into separate cups. Bring to a boil.

3

Meanwhile, wash and drain the spinach and place it in a hot pan greased with butter (or coconut oil). Stir frequently and cook shortly for a minute or two. When done, set aside.

4

Once the water is simmering, slip the egg in the centre lowering the cup a couple of inches into the water. Lower the heat to minimum and cook for 3 minutes. You can use a timer to prevent overcooking.

Note: There have been many discussions on the best method of cooking poached eggs. Many insist on stirring the water vigorously to create a whirl and slipping the egg in the centre. Others find it easier to skip the stirring. What is really important is that the water has to be simmering when you add the egg.

5

Remove the egg from the hot water and place in a bowl with cold water for just about a minute. This will prevent the egg from further cooking. Then, drain on a kitchen towel.

6

Place a form (round, square, etc.) on a serving plate and spoon some spinach in. If you don't have any form, just spoon it onto a serving plate.

7

Place the eggs on the top of the spinach stack and remove the form.

8

Season the eggs with some black pepper and serve immediately!

Annabelle's tips
9

If you still struggle to cook poached eggs, try this:

Place the egg inside a thin plastic wrap greased with a few drops of olive oil, twist it shut and lower it into the boiling water for 3 minutes. After that, place the bag into cold water for a while.

It is very important to grease the bag before you put the egg in, otherwise it will get stuck.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 199mg67%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 301mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 2.5g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g4%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 7.5g15%

Calcium 6%
Iron 13%
Vitamin D 107%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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