Eggs With Spinach and Cheese Sauce Recipe

Eggs With Spinach and Cheese Sauce Recipes

Ingredients :

1 kg

40 g

45 ml

300 ml

75 g


fresh spinach, stalks removed

butter or margarine

plain flour


grated mature

hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved lengthways

salt and black pepper

large pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

pinch of English mustard powder

Method :

Wash but do not dry the spinach, then place in a large saucepan with just the water clinging to the leaves. Cook until the spinach is wilted and no free liquid is visible. Tip the spinach into a sieve and squeeze out as much liquid as possible, then chop the spinach. Melt 25g/1oz/2 tbsp of the butter or margarine in a saucepan, stir in the flour, cook for 1 minute, remove form the heat. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly, then return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer gently for about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 50g/2oz/4 tbsp cheese, the mustard and seasoning. Preheat the grill. Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan, then stir in the spinach, nutmeg and seasoning and warm through. Transfer and spinach to a shallow baking dish and arrange the egg halves on top in a single layer. Pour the sauce over the eggs, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and place under the grill until golden and bubbling.

Serves 4

If fresh spinach is not available, thaw 450 g frozen spinach and squeeze it hard to expel surplus liquid; use in the recipe from step 9 - 10.

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