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breakfast

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Ham

Brilliant weekend breakfast.

30 4
Baked Eggs with Spinach and Ham | DonalSkehan.com, Brilliant weekend breakfast.

breakfast

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Ham

Brilliant weekend breakfast.

30 4
Monday, December 23, 2013

15g butter, extra to grease

100g baby spinach leaves

100g hand-carved cooked ham, finely chopped

4 large eggs

4 tbsp cream

25g cheddar cheese, finely grated

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Buttered sourdough toast fingers, to serve

30 mins
Serves 4

This is my version of the classic oeufs en cocotte with an Irish twist. If you’ve baked your ham on Christmas eve this would make an excellent start to Christmas morning or it would be lovely as a simple supper.

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
Heat the butter in a small pan and quickly sauté the spinach until wilted. Season to taste and drain off any excess liquid. Butter 4 deep ramekins and a small mound of spinach in the bottom of each one, then scatter over the ham. Crack in an egg and season with salt, then add a tablespoon cream to each ramekin and sprinkle over the Cheddar.
Arrange the ramekins in a roasting tin and pour in enough boiling water to come about halfway up each ramekin. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until the eggs are just set but the yolks are still runny. Set a ramekin on a warmed plate and add sourdough toast fingers to serve.
30 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients

15g butter, extra to grease

100g baby spinach leaves

100g hand-carved cooked ham, finely chopped

4 large eggs

4 tbsp cream

25g cheddar cheese, finely grated

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Buttered sourdough toast fingers, to serve

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  • Anonymous

    Are Those egg coddlers that you are cooking in for this recipe?

  • Cinn

    Hi there, writing from the other side of the pond :-), wondering if the jar you used in the pic is the same jar you used for the recipe? I use these jar for making jelly, pickles, and the like, would love to give them a use as aesthetically pleasing as what you’ve pictured here! Thank you kindly for your time. Beautiful words, pic, recipe…

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Yep same jars. I love serving individual portions in them. Just make sure there is no rubber seal in case it melts! You can do them in ramekins too.

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Sounds great!

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    They sure are!