Tuesday 22 June 2010

Baked Eggs with Creamy Nutmeg and Spinach

I picked up a recipe card for Baked Eggs with Creamy Nutmeg and Spinach in Waitrose last week. I love both eggs and spinach, and this looked like one of those comfort nursery type recipes for a rainy day. We had one or two of those last week and so I raided the fridge to see if I could have a go at making it. I'm really glad that I did. It truly has a big comfort wow factor.....it reminded me of something I'd eaten somewhere in the past, but I couldn't quite place it. I kept getting flash backs of Paris, but not an exact memory. I think I must have had something similar in one of those little bistros there, that serve snacks like croque monsieur. It is a bit of a hastle to make because you have to cook the spinach first and then refresh it and bake the dish in a water bath. But it is really worth making if you feel like indulging yourself with a little homely pampering. When you push your fork into that creamy cheesy topping and the egg bursts and a little river of warm salty egg yolk runs out, it can rain all it likes.....although I even find something a little comforting about the sound of rain drumming on the kitchen window.
You can find the recipe here if you'd like to make it. I substituted the creme fraiche with low fat yoghurt because that's what was in the fridge and the cheddar with grated parmesan, and it worked really well. Oh and I couldn't find my nutmeg so didn't use any.


  1. Wow, that sounds divine. Can't wait to try it. I made spinach gratin yesterday. Also comfort food. Steam spinach. Saute leek in butter add spinach. Add lots of cheese - I prefer feta. Sooo good.
    Love your blog. May I invite you to pop past mine - I'm new to blogging but we may have similar interests. Cheers Jodie

  2. Thanks Jodie.....ooh leeks, even better. I must try that out too. Thanks for the comments about my blog. I'll definitely check yours out.....see you over there.......

  3. That looks so delicious! Will save that recipe to try. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thanks AlyshaJane....it really is worth trying....