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Spinach With Eggs

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs
Spinach is good for you. It’s healthy. I always knew it was good but if you asked me the specifics of its benefits, I would be clueless as to what to say. But after reading a bunch of “spinach”-related articles over the Internet (it saves, doesn’t it), I learned one thing for sure – Need more Iron? Go for spinach! I can’t say I am in love with spinach, but I buy it more often now (yeah, after I discovered the iron thing:) Good advice to those of you who like me don’t like the long picking over, washing and draining part – Buy packaged spinach, already cut and washed (I prefer triple washed!, thank you for doing that) and voila! you saved your valuable time!

Today on the menu is Spinach with Eggs. This colorful and flavorful dish is great when served as a light lunch or dinner meal. Although traditionally the eggs are poured over the spinach, I also like to make wells in several places in spinach mixture and beat the eggs into each. If opting for this version, cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the eggs are set. Top your masterpiece with garlic and yogurt sauce, and you have that authentic touch! Enjoy!

SPINACH WITH EGGS / Ispanaq Chighirtmasi

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

2 pounds fresh spinach, thoroughly washed and drained
5 tablespoons butter or oil (olive, vegetable, corn)
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
4 eggs, lightly beaten

Yogurt-garlic sauce
1 cup plain yogurt, mixed with 2-3 gloves peeled and crushed garlic

1. Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil. Toss in spinach and blanch for about 3 minutes, or until just wilted.

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs, Blanching

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs, Blanching

2. Remove from heat, and drain well in a colander, pressing with a slotted spoon to squeeze it as dry as possible (or wait until it cools off and squeeze dry with your hands). Place the cooked spinach on a cutting board and chop coarsely.

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs, Chopping

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs, Chopping

3. In a medium non-stick frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until soft and lightly brown. Toss in the spinach, mix well and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs, Frying

AZ Cookbook | Spinach with Eggs, Frying

4. Pour the eggs evenly over the spinach. Tilt the pan to distribute the eggs evenly. Cover and cook for about 7-10 minutes, or until the eggs are well set.

5. Serve immediately with bread and topped with yogurt-garlic sauce.



Your Comments

  1. looks good. can you pls post more vegie recipes. i am more into them than meat. thanx.

  2. Thank you. I will be posting more vegetarian recipes.

  3. Selam

    Sizin ispanaq chigirmasi cox qozel ve cox dadlidir. Istesoz ona bir ya iki qashiq “zerish ” de elave ede bilersiz daha da yemeli olar

  4. selam

    2009 il bayrami size mubarek olsun.
    Sag qalun ve taza ve gozel yemkler yaradun.

  5. KYANVAR: Sagh olun gozel sozlerinize gore. Zerishi cox xoslayiram, eminem ki, bu yemeye lezzet qatar. Deyesen bunu Iranda yasayan Azeriler edir, duzdur mu?

    Yeni il tebriklerinize gore cox sagh olun, men de size gozel il arzu edirem.

  6. Do you have a recipe for a ‘salad’ that is made of red cabbage? We were served this in Baku nearly daily. I think that it was made with beets as well.

  7. Woah – Awesome and Simply Recipe! I love it and will try it soon for sure!!

  8. hello farida, I really enjoy your site and your recipes look awesome, I just wanted to say that the iron from the spinach does not absorb well (yes, Popeye was an hoax…). Spinach IS good for you, but iron is not the why, sorry.