Purple Baked Eggs

Baked eggs, also referred to as shirred eggs, are a very easy way to create a gourmet looking dish without having to toil too hard in the kitchen. For a full breakfast, serve with a few slices of toasted baguette and some bacon. Oh and mimosas as well! Wine pairings aren’t exclusive to dinner…

RECIPE OVERVIEW


 

In a saute pan over medium heat, heat olive oil adding sliced garlic & spinach. I found this ‘red’ spinach at Trader Joe’s. Still wondering why purple foods are called red (i.e. red onions.)

Sauteed Spinach for Purple Baked Eggs

Season with a good pinch of salt and cook until wilted.

Wilted Spinach for Purple Baked Eggs


Be sure to use a feta cheese that has some moisture to it, preferably in a brine. You could also use goat’s cheese or ricotta instead.

Feta for Purple Baked Eggs

Divide the spinach between two buttered small ceramic baking dish (or ramekins). Crack in two eggs each & top with crumbled feta, salt & black pepper.

Purple Baked Eggs


Put in a splash of cream or whole milk to keep the eggs from getting too dry. Bake for 11-15 minutes. The cook time will depend on how runny you like your eggs. Serve them right in the dish, using a bit of parsley.

Purple Baked Eggs

Bon Appétit 

 

Purple Baked Eggs
Recipe Type: Breakfast/Brunch
Author: U. Kiano Moju
Baked eggs are a very easy way to create a gourmet looking dish without having to toil too hard in the kitchen.
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups red spinach
  • 2 oz feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 tsp heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 tsp butter
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • chopped italian parsley, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350* degrees. Over medium heat, saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant.
  2. Add in spinach and a pinch of salt. Cook until wilted.
  3. Liberally butter the ceramic baking dishes. Divide spinach, eggs (2 each) and feta between the dishes. Season well with salt & pepper.
  4. Pour 1 tsp cream/milk over each dish. (Use more if dish is your wide.)
  5. Bake for 11-15 minutes, depending on desired doneness of yolk.
  6. Garnish with parsley.

 

 

Kiano Moju

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Founder of Culinary Inspo. Kiano is a California raised foodie with a big travel bug and even bigger appetite to explore the world's food and cultures.

7 Comments
  1. Beautiful dish. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the “reds”. And as for your question on why it’s called red… I don’t understand the chemistry completely, but the whole group of food that is red, blue, and purple because of the specific chemical (anthrocyanin) shows up on the spectrum in the red area. It can express as red, blue, or purple because it is pH sensitive, but it’s still the same pigment. It’s also why these foods are high in antioxidants.

  2. Beautiful dish. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the “reds”. And as for your question on why it’s called red… I don’t understand the chemistry completely, but the whole group of food that is red, blue, and purple because of the specific chemical (anthrocyanin) shows up on the spectrum in the red area. It can express as red, blue, or purple because it is pH sensitive, but it’s still the same pigment. It’s also why these foods are high in antioxidants.

  3. Ooh, I hadn’t seen that spinach at TJ’s – going to look on my next shop! Your making me crave the more aptly named purple cabbage, too!

  4. I’ve never seen red or purple spinach before–this is gorgeous! I love runny egg yolks with warm feta, so I know this is terrific!

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