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Cheese & spinach brunch

June 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The original source of this recipe was the excellent ‘Abel & Cole Cookbook’ – currently given away free with a month’s trial of their veg boxes. They called it something along the lines of ‘Baked spinach with cheesy weezy wosty eggy wegs’ – a little twee and Belle and Sebastian for comfort – hence the renaming.

Cheese & spinach brunch

Tastes much better than it photographs.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes
Serves: 2–4 people depending on accompaniments/hunger/greed/state of hangover/etc.
Skill level: easy


  • 1 large onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 bag of fresh spinach – roughly chopped
  • butter – 2 large knobs
  • strong cheddar – grated – 250g
  • Worcestershire sauce – a few good splashes to taste
  • nutmeg – a generous grating or two
  • s & p

Preheat your oven to 220C/gas mark 7

Melt the butter in a large frying pan, add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.

Add the spinach and sweat down for a couple of minutes until it has wilted.

Add a few gratings of nutmeg and season to taste.

In a separate bowl mix together the eggs and cheese along with a few splashes of the Worcestershire sauce.

Spread the spinach mixture over the bottom of a suitably sized baking dish and then pour over the egg/cheese mixture.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes by which time the top should be browned, sizzling and lovely.

Serve with crusty bread, roasted tomatoes, sausages … anything that takes your fancy.

Verdict: A perfect brunch… essentially a (very) cheesy custard.

Drink: Some freshly squeezed followed by some freshly brewed.

Entertainment: Pondering the whereabouts of the missing corkscrew and teaspoons

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Eggs · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 aca // Jun 8, 2012 at 08:53

    Cooked this last night (yes, brunch for supper, what are we like!) and served it with the suggested tomatoes and sausages, and very nice it was too! Thanks.

  • 2 richard // Jun 8, 2012 at 10:08

    Our pleasure … delighted you enjoyed it.

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