Saturday, 27 March 2010

Warm spinach and fried egg sandwich

Little bit of spring on the plate and home made green ice tea in the glass

Today I was inspired by spring. I came up with this gorgeus looking dinner out of the blue. I was feeling like something light (by light I mean, small portion and no meat) and colourful. So here comes the recipe of what you just see on those photos here.

Warm spinach and fried egg sandwich

1 or 2 slices of good fresh bread
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves
1 egg
1/2 teaspoons red curry paste
small handful of grated cheese
1 small garlic clove
olive oil

1)Heat the pan and cook spinach leaves on dry pan for few minutes until they come togeter, remove from the pan.
2)Add some olive oil to the pan, chopped garlic and 1/2 teaspoon red curry paste. Let it come to sizzle and then add the bread slice(s). Fry 1 min from both sides. All you really need is to get the bread hot and absorb some of that garlic and curry paste flavored oil, remove the bread.
3)Take a fresh pan or just wipe down this one with paper towel, so the curry paste oil gets removed. Add some fresh oil on the pan and fry the egg just the way you like it, sunny side up or rock hard.
4)Now assemble the masterpiece. Place the bread on the plate, spread the spinach evenly over it. Sprinkle grated cheese over spinach and fried egg goes on top.

NOTES: I used two slices of irish wholemeal soda bread. Two because the bread is quite flat, so the slices are not that big. Ideally you want your bread to be size of the fried egg, so make your own calculations.

I was very happy with the outcome. If you dont like spicy at all, leave the curry paste out. What it does is a little warm feeling in your mouth after the eating, nothing too spicy, just the way I like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This just didn't work. The flavors did not come together for me.