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Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

I made these coddled eggs with spinach and bacon one morning recently when my kids didn’t have school. This time I used a couple of slices of leftover bacon, a handful of spinach, and some garlic to make my usual simple coddled egg a little more special. I served this light and delicious breakfast with buttered toast for dipping and some fresh fruit. We all devoured our coddled egg in minutes and thought it was so tasty. Thankfully, I have all the ingredients in my refrigerator and I’m so excited to make this for breakfast again tomorrow.

Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

How to Make Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

Cook (or reheat) the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Place the bacon on paper towels to drain the grease then chop into bits.

Remove all but 1/2 teaspoon of bacon grease from the same skillet (or add 1/2 teaspoon of butter) and add the spinach, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat.

Fill a small skillet with enough water to come up to about 3/4 of the way up the side of the ramekin and heat over high until boiling.

Butter the ramekins well then divide the wilted spinach and bacon crumbles evenly in the ramekins. Add 1/2 teaspoon of heavy cream in each ramekin then crack one egg in each ramekin carefully so you don’t break the yolk.

Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat and carefully add the egg-filled ramekins to the skillet, cover with a lid, turn the heat back up, and cook for about 4 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are soft. Watch them carefully.

Turn off the heat and carefully remove the ramekins with tongs. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then serve immediately with buttered toast if desired. Enjoy.

Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

Coddled Eggs with Spinach and Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Pam

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked & chopped into bits
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter (to rub in the ramekins)
  • tsp heavy cream, divided
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon (or reheat) in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Place the bacon on paper towels to drain the grease then chop into bits. 
  • Remove all but 1/2 teaspoon of bacon grease from the same skillet (or add 1/2 teaspoon of butter) and add the spinach, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat. 
  • Fill a small skillet with enough water to come up to about 3/4 of the way up the side of the ramekin and heat over high until boiling.
  • Butter the ramekins well then divide the wilted spinach and bacon crumbles evenly in the ramekins.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of heavy cream in each ramekin then crack one egg in each ramekin carefully so you don’t break the yolk. 
  • Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat and carefully add the egg-filled ramekins to the skillet, cover with a lid, turn the heat back up, and cook for about 4 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are soft. Watch them carefully. 
  • Turn off the heat and carefully remove the ramekins with tongs. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then serve immediately with buttered toast if desired. Enjoy.
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  1. Looks like a simple and delicious way to begin the day.