This cozy dish is a filling brunch or simple dinner. You can put it together in a flash, which is ideal for a week day night during the bustling holiday season.
A Poached Egg on Sauteed Spinach with Bacon & Red Onions
2 eggs, poached
4 slices of thick cut bacon, sliced into 1″ chunks
3 small red onions or shallots, peeled & chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 bunch of fresh spinach, washed & dried
sea salt & cracked pepper to taste
- Heat a cast-iron or heavy-stock pan on medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until the pieces are crispy. Remove from the pan onto a paper towel lined plate.
- Add the onions in the hot pan and bacon fat (if the pan seems dry add a little extra virgin olive oil). Cook for 6-8 minutes until tender. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the garlic slices and cook for another minute or two (be careful not to let the garlic burn).
- Add the spinach and cook another minute or two, stirring to get the spinach evenly wilted, but not overly wilted as you still want a little texture to the dish. Stir in the bacon slices and divide among two serving bowls or plates.
- Top with the poached eggs and season to taste once more.