Breakfast Casserole

A hearty breakfast that uses up all those odd ends you have in the fridge


Serves 2

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…

You’ll Need:
  • 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:
  1. Preheat you oven to 200°C
  2. Grease your oven proof dish.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and some coriander evenly over the spinach.
  6. 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.
  7. Scoop the contents of your frying pan on top of the spinach and create an even layer
  8. Crack the eggs on top (careful you don’t break the yolk)
  9. Add the halloumi. Sprinkle the parsley, paprika, pepper and chillis even over the top and finish by drizzling some balsamic glaze on top.
  10. Pop into the oven  and cook for 15-20 minutes. Your yolk should be soft and whites cooked thoroughly.

Et Voila…

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