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Baked Eggs with Bacon, Spinach, and Aged Cheddar

Full of protein and iron, this simple dish is a great any time of the day.

  • Preparation Time1 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
3 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more to butter ramekins
2 tbsp minced yellow onion
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
170g baby spinach
4 slices back bacon
4 large eggs
60ml double cream
30g grated aged cheddar, plus extra for serving
Sourdough bread
1) Heat oven to 180°C / gas mark 4 and arrange rack in middle. Butter 4 (170g) ramekins and set aside.

2) Melt one tablespoon butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. When it foams, add onion, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until softened, about one minute. Add spinach and cook until spinach is well wilted, about two minutes.

3) Place bacon on bottom of ramekins and top with spinach. Crack eggs into ramekins, place one tablespoon of cream over each egg, and divide half of cheese evenly among ramekins.

4) Put ramekins on a baking sheet and bake, rotating pan halfway through baking, until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, about 15 to 18 minutes.

5) Meanwhile, spread remaining two tablespoons butter on four slices of sourdough bread. Top with grated cheese and toast until golden brown. Serve eggs with toast.

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