Beautiful baked eggs with spinach and prosciutto are the perfect brunch dish. These are some of our most heart-warming and favorite ingredients in the world, and here they are baked just to perfection. Be sure to watch them closely once they go into the oven…once the white of the eggs just turn opaque…they are ready. Serve with toasted English muffins, or just good ole toast, and soak up that incredible buttery egg yolk as you break into this sublime wonder of wonders. Mmmmmm. Super Loon Approved.
Beautiful Baked Eggs with Spinach and Prosciutto
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 lbs of fresh spinach rinsed
- 1 teaspoon of quality olive oil
- 1/2 cup about 3 ounces of prosciutto, chopped
- 3/4 cup plus 4 extra teaspoons of heavy cream
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Freshly grated nutmeg or a few pinches of ground nutmeg
- 4 large eggs
- 4 teaspoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
- Butter four 3/4-cup (7 ounce) ramekins (about 2 inches wide).
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Adding one handful at a time, cook the spinach until the first handful wilts, then add another handful, until all spinach is wilted and tender. About 4 - 5 minutes.
- Drain the spinach in a sieve, pressing to remove excess liquid.
- Transfer the spinach to a cutting board, and coarsely chop.
- Clean out the skillet with a paper towel.
- Add the oil into the skillet over medium heat.
- Add the prosciutto and cook until fat starts to render, about 2 minutes.
- Add the spinach and the 3/4 cup of cream and bring to a boil.
- Cook, stirring often, until the liquid has thickened and reduced by about half, about 6 minutes.
- Season with pinches of salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Remove from heat.
- Divide evenly among the prepared ramekins.
- Gently break an egg onto the top of each ramekin.
- Season the top of each with a little more salt and pepper.
- Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of cream.
- Gently arrange the ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake, keeping a close eye on the eggs to avoid overcooking, until the whites are opaque and the yolks are firm at the edge, but still soft in the center - about 18 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon of the Parmesan cheese.
- Serve and enjoy!