Thursday, December 6, 2012

Eggs Baked Over Sautéed Mushrooms, Leeks and Spinach


There is nothing better than eggs. They are almost a complete food, meaning they have just about all the essential nutrients that the body needs.

I have long day-dreamed of owning our own chickens and walking out to the coop to collect farm fresh eggs. I'm also pretty sure that I'm making it into some glamorous, simple job that is really hard work and very dirty. Maybe one day I'll find out for myself. For now, we purchase our delicious eggs from a local farm about 30 minutes up the road.


We cooked this recipe up for a delicious lunch/brunch but it could be used for any meal. It's vegetarian and gluten-free and it's truly delicious! I love that they call for leeks. Leeks are one of my favorite veggies this time of year. We put them in soups and meat pies all winter. When cooked properly, leeks are a beautiful thing.

Everything in this dish is savory and rich, from the butter to the egg yolks to the wine/sherry you really can't go wrong with this combination in my book.




Eggs Baked Over Sautéed Mushrooms, Leeks and Spinach
Recipe by Food & Wine
Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large leek, white and light green parts only, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup dry red wine or sherry
5 ounces baby spinach
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large eggs
4 slices of whole-grain toast

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350°. In a deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the leek and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Stir in the butter and mushrooms. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are softened and a lot of liquid is released, 7 minutes. Uncover and add the soy sauce and red wine and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, 5 minutes. Add the spinach and stir until wilted, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Coat four 1-cup ramekins or small gratin dishes with oil. Transfer the mushrooms and spinach to the ramekins and crack an egg on top of each. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the white is barely set and the yolks are runny. Let stand for 2 minutes; serve with the toasts.

8 comments:

  1. What a fantastic breakfast dish! I am so excited for my weekend of delicious egg + mushroom recipes and this one just made it's way to the top of my list! Thanks for sharing...

    -Shannon

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    1. Shannon, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you enjoy this recipe it really was awesome!

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  2. New fan here via Homestead Revival. I LOVE this post and hope you'll come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/12/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-12.html

    We blog about our small farm in Virginia where we raise chickens, ducks and horses as well as a spoiled barn cat. I hope one day you will have some chickens of your own...

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Lisa. I just added your blog to my RSS feeder and will try to get in on the link-up this Friday.

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  3. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/Clever-Chicks-Blog-Hop-12.html



    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Kathy, thanks for commenting. You're blog looks great. I've added it to my rss reader and will try to jump in on the next link up!

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  4. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/Clever-Chicks-Blog-Hop-12.html



    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick



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  5. Rachel this looks the perfect breakfast to start the day with! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration! Rebecca x

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