Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spinach and Goat Cheese Scrambled Egg Bake

This is a delectable (and pretty healthy) breakfast.  I made two of these this morning, a quick version for Hubs to eat on the way to work, and a more time consuming version that I got to enjoy.  I'll go through the detailed one, and sum up the quick one at the end.

Grease a pyrex or other small casserole dish and add chopped onions, a small sliced garlic clove, and freshly ground black pepper.  Spritz the top of the onion with cooking spray.  Place in the oven on 400 for 7-8 minutes or until the onions start to brown.

Here's what we're tossing in!  About a 1/2 cup of spinach, 1/4 cup of goat cheese, and 2 eggs.

Crack two (or three) eggs over the onions and whisk to combine.  Reduce heat in oven to 350 and bake for 10 minutes, until eggs have started to set around edges.  Remove from oven and scramble with a fork, making sure to scrap the walls of the dish.

Add 1/4-1/2 cup of spinach.  Remember that it will wilt down quite a bit.  Mix into egg mixture.  Return to oven and bake until egg is almost completely set, with only the very middle still slightly jiggly.

See?  Like this.  Now mix it all up again, rescrambling it, and add the goat cheese.  If you want your goat cheese all melted in, you can add it now and scramble it up.  If not, you can sprinkle it over the mixture just before eating.  I actually did a little bit of both, but I'm pretty obsessed with goat cheese.

Tah dah!  A delicious (and pretty simple) recipe.  If you were scrambling eggs on the stove top, you could also just throw in the ingredients.  

To do the simplified version, I threw the eggs, onions, and goat cheese in the oven all together at 350.  This is also your best bet if you like your onions to have a little crunch left.  Scramble the eggs every five minutes until nearly set.  Then add spinach to wilt and return to oven (I often turn the oven off at that point and let it coast).  The great thing about this is that while it may take about 20-30 minutes total time, it's something you don't have to stand over.  So you can do it between hair and makeup, or in my case, snooze alarms.

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