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Creamy Spinach and Poached Eggs


Submitted by Carolina Gelen


Whether you’re looking for an easy breakfast recipe or a quick dinner idea, this creamy spinach dish will do it all for you.

I grew up eating this dish. We used to have it more often for dinner, rather than for breakfast. It takes about 25 minutes to make, it’s simply perfect for when you don’t feel like putting too much effort into making dinner after a long day, but still want to enjoy something comforting and delicious.



Sauté the minced garlic in a few tablespoons of the oil or your choice, in a sauce pan or skillet on medium-high heat until golden brown.


Add the tablespoon of flour to the pan and let it cook for a couple of minutes, continuing to stir everything with a wooden spoon or a whisk.


Gradually start adding the milk to the pan, while vigorously stirring to prevent any lump formation.


Next, after adding all the milk, add the heavy cream to the pan and let everything come to a boil.


Once it started boiling, lower the heat and add the spinach, salt and pepper and let everything simmer for 10-15 minutes.


After the creamy spinach is done simmering, crack the eggs into the mixture and pop a lid on the pan. Again, all of this is happening on low heat! If you’re into a good old runny egg yolk, keep the lid on for approximately 3 minutes. You know the eggs are ready when the egg whites are completely opaque, but if you gently tap the egg yolk, it should still feel soft and bouncy.


Serve everything with a slice of buttered sourdough toast, cheese crumbs and a healthy drizzle of olive oil.