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Baked eggs with ham & spinach

Baked eggs with ham & spinach

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Serve this adaptable Mexican-style dish for brunch, breakfast or dinner with spicy tomato sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories300
  • fat16g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt2.9g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 100g ready-roasted pepper from a jar, drained and sliced

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 180g pack ham, torn, or shredded ham hock
  • 50g baby spinach
  • 2 medium egg
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat the oil in a small ovenproof sauté pan. Add the onion and cook for 6 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and chilli, and cook for a couple mins more. Add the tomatoes and 100ml water. Season well and stir through the peppers and ham. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins until the sauce has started to thicken. Add the spinach, stirring through to wilt.

  2. Make 2 hollows in the sauce and crack your eggs into them. Add a pinch of cayenne, transfer to the oven and bake for 10 mins until the whites of the eggs have set. Serve straight away with crusty bread.

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Comments (5)

lizleicester's picture
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Lovely dish from very easy ingredients (although I didn't have spinach). Next time I'll do it properly although stick to half a fresh red pepper rather than one from a jar.

pippa1707's picture
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Just made this for lunch, delicious! Used frozen peppers and spinach, and chili sauce as I didn't have fresh, which makes it a great store cupboard recipe.

sionag's picture

This is one of our favourite dishes. I often just cook up some fresh red pepper as I rarely have the jar of roasted red pepper needed. We use duck eggs - lovely!

eleanormayo's picture
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Every so often I do some kind of baked eggs for supper if there are a few too many eggs sitting in the fridge, but never seem to do the same recipe twice. This is definitely my favourite so far, was delicious!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. This made a lovely supper. Didn't change a thing.

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tobyjug3's picture
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As I am on my own I make up 4 portions to end section 1, using fresh grilled peppers, then freeze 3/4, in portions, for use another time- defrost and continue with recipe when needed

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