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Easy Poached Eggs with Spinach and Spicy Lemon Oil

Carla Hall
Servings: 2
15 to 30 min

A delicious way to start your day!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 2 plum tomatoes (halved, lengthwise)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
Lemon oil:
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon (quartered)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
Easy Poached Eggs with Spinach:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 English muffins (halved, toasted)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil (plus 3 tablespoons to serve)
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • flaky sea salt (to garnish)
  • For the Roasted Tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, add the halved tomatoes, olive oil, dried oregano, and balsamic. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until softened and golden.
  • For the Lemon Oil: In the carafe of a blender, add 1 cup of olive oil, lemon, cayenne, and salt and puree until smooth. Strain the lemon oil, discard any solids and set aside.
  • For the Poached Egg: Fill a high-sided saute pan halfway up with water. Bring to a simmer. Crack eggs into separate small bowls or ramekins. Gently add the eggs to opposite corners of the pan. Simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 8-10 minutes. Remove the cooked eggs that are still runny in the middle with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon lemon oil (recipe below) and add the spinach. Allow to saute until wilted, about 3-5 minutes.
  • To Serve: Brush the toasted English muffin halves with lemon oil, and top the muffin halves with spinach and a poached egg. Garnish with flaky sea salt. Serve with roasted tomatoes.
  • Tip: Store the lemon oil in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
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