A hearty breakfast that uses up all those odd ends you have in the fridge
I created this taste-gasm by accident. I had some spinach losing it’s cool and some dregs of other veg that needed using up so I thought let’s get sassy and experiment. In all honesty my darlings you can add anything to this little concoction. Just layer it up with your favourite yummies. I plan on trying some chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes and grilled peppers next time. If your feeling raunchy why not pop in a bit of cumin, nutmeg and turmeric to sex up your spinach.
However if you just want to keep it simple first time…
- A small oven proof dish
- 4 chubby handfuls of spinach
- 3 tbsp of water
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 chestnut mushrooms roughly chopped
- A handful of cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1 small/medium red onion (sliced)
- 2 large free range eggs
- A sprinkling of coriander
- A sprinkling of parsley
- A sprinkling of smoked paprika
- A sprinkling of dried chilli flakes
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper
- 6 slices of halloumi (roughly chopped)
- A healthy drizzling of balsamic glaze
The how to:
- Preheat you oven to 200°C
- Grease your oven proof dish.
- In a large frying pan add your spinach and water on a medium to high heat so it wilts. Keep stirring for 2-4 minutes. Don’t over do it, ain’t nobody got time for soggy ass spinach, bleugh!
- Drain any excess water from the spinach and add it to your ovenproof dish. Use a spoon to really squish it down. It should be about an inch thick. If lacking thickness never fear just wilt a bit more spinach until you get the desired amount.
- Sprinkle a pinch of salt and some coriander evenly over the spinach.
- Grab your frying pan and into it pop the butter and onions. Stir for a minute or 2 until the onions start to soften, add a drizzle of balsamic and stir often. When the onions are slightly glazed add the tomatoes and mushrooms. Stir occasionally until the tomatoes have broken down and the mushrooms are soft.
- Scoop the contents of your frying pan on top of the spinach and create an even layer
- Crack the eggs on top (careful you don’t break the yolk)
- Add the halloumi. Sprinkle the parsley, paprika, pepper and chillis even over the top and finish by drizzling some balsamic glaze on top.
- Pop into the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes. Your yolk should be soft and whites cooked thoroughly.