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P R OT E I N AG E K I C K S

EGGS

BRUNCHY BAKED EGG S

There are 6g of protein
in a whole hard-boiled
egg. The white contains
3.6g - just slightly more
than the 2.7g in a yolk

'This is the perfect dish for a weekend
brunch - it tastes delicious and looks
great. Bear in mind it's near impossible
to get all the eggs baked to the same
level - the ones in the middle will be
runny and the ones at the edge crispy.'
Serves 4
You will need
* 280g fresh spinach
* 1tbsp olive oil or butter
* 1 small white onion, finely diced
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 140g mushrooms, chopped
* 3tbsp single/light cream
* A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (a
little goes a long way)
* ¼tsp salt; ¼tsp ground black pepper
* 4 large, free-range eggs
* 1tbsp grated Parmesan or a sprinkling
of feta (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/
gas 4. Cook the spinach in a small pot
of boiling water until just wilted. This
should only take 2 minutes.
2. Drain and, once cool, squeeze the
liquid out of it and roughly chop.
3. Heat the butter or oil over a medium
heat in an ovenproof frying pan/skillet
and sauté onion for 3 minutes, until
softened. Add the garlic and cook for
another minute.
4. Add the mushrooms and stir,
allowing the mix to cook for a further
3 minutes.
5. Add in the drained, chopped
spinach, the cream, nutmeg, salt and
pepper. Stir everything together and
let the flavours distribute evenly while
bringing to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.

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6. Take the pan off the heat and make
four indentations in the mixture with
the back of a big spoon.
7. Crack an egg into each dent, sprinkle
with salt and pepper and put the pan
in your oven. Leave it to cook for about
6 minutes but check regularly. You
want the whites to set but the yolks to
be runny. If the egg whites still look
raw, give them another 2 minutes.
8. Take the dish out and sprinkle
on the cheese, if desired. Serve up
immediately with buttered slices
of toast, or enjoy on its own!

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