Egg with spinach & Burren Hot smoked salmon in skillets

Baked-eggs-wilted-spinach-salmon-English-300x248There is a bit of green in this month's recipe just in tune with St. Patrick's Day! This makes a delicious brunch, lunch or even hearty breakfast on the most Irish of all days.

For four skillets/people


2 tblsp olive oil, divided among the four pans
2 tblsp unsalted butter
1 medium leek, trimmed, halved, and cut crosswise into half moons
10 oz / 280 g baby spinach (about 10 cups)
4 oz / 110 g Burren hot smoked Irish Organic Salmon, flaked into small pieces
4 large eggs
1/4 cup / 60 ml heavy cream
1 tblsp finely chopped fresh parsley, chives, or dill
Buttered toast for serving


Heat oven to 350°F / 180°C and arrange a rack in the middle. Prepare 4 (6 to 9 inch / 15 to 22 cm) cast iron skillets by drizzling 1 of the tablespoons of oil between them and turning to coat the insides.

Heat remaining oil and butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. When the butter foaming subsides, add the leek and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add spinach, handful by handful, season with salt, and cook, turning frequently, until wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Divide spinach mixture among the prepared cast iron pans, leaving any excess liquid behind and divide flaked salmon among the pans. Make a deep indentation in center of spinach in each skillet and break an egg into each hollow, trying your best to keep the yolks whole.

Pour about 1 tablespoon of the cream among each skillet, then bake until egg whites are set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Top each skillet with some herbs and serve with freshly toasted bread.

You can also take 2 big skillets, and break two eggs in each of them.

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